Product Design in the sixth form focuses on consumer products and applications and their analysis in respect of materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. It also focuses on the selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. The learning approach employed teaches students to solve problems logically, develop reasoning skills and work independently and is similar to that experienced in higher education and industry. For their main project, students identify an engaging and challenging context of their own choice that offers design opportunity or problem to respond to in the development of a design solution. They create a chronological portfolio of evidence in real-time as they design, make and evaluate the project according to the iterative processes.
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