DESIGN WITH PRACTICAL CRAFT
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
In Design with practical craft we will be using various materials and computer software to enhance your knowledge of materials and their suitability for design and manufacture projects. You will gain confidence and dexterity in the use of software and apply specialist skills in developing products.
You will learn about the design process in depth. Developing projects from initial design brief right up to the finished product. You will use sketching and drawing techniques and model making to develop and communicate your ideas as well as learning to interpret technical drawings and plans. Through practical projects you will explore properties and functionality of materials such as wood, plastics and metals to establish their suitability for a task. You will plan, develop, organise and evaluate the production of items manufactured to help develop your understanding of the manufacturing process.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Homework will be related to practical tasks and research and investigation.
How you will be assessed
Assessed continuously through coursework and evaluated at the end of each project.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
This course will develop skills required for a wide range of further education or employment in any practical field.
S4 and beyond
The potential courses you could take after this course in S4 are:
Practical Woodwork Nat4/5
Design & Manufacture Nat 4/5 and beyond to Higher.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.