Design & Technology (Graphics) AS - 9705



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

To have successfully completed the Design Technology (Graphics) IGCSE or to have permission from the Head of Department or Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

AS Design and Technology (Graphics) is an advanced course of study for students who are interested in designing and creating an architectural, product, character, interior or landscape design of their choice. The students are expected to produce a creative design project engaging with a design need or opportunity, using effective visual communication techniques and drawing skills. The students will create a design brief, research and analyse existing designs, manufacture methods and construction. The students then generate innovative design concepts to solve the design need. Once decided on a final design they will then model their chosen design with a high quality hard model. The students design projects need to be well presented visually and supported by in-depth analysis and justifications. The course promotes the use of new techniques and technologies to give the students a platform to build meaningful skills and thorough decision thinking. The goal of the course is to equip students with a range of skills that will prepare them for study at A Level and later at tertiary level. These skills include, sketching, visual communication techniques, design analysis, computer modelling, technological knowledge regarding production methods, physical modelling skills and in-depth design process knowledge. 3D computer modelling, Photoshop, 3D printing and a wide range of other visual communication programs are utilised. The design work that they produce throughout the course can be used in a portfolio to support applications for tertiary courses. Assessment is based on student's design folio as well as end of year examination.


Component 1 Written External Compulsory Weighting: 60%
Component 2 Project 1 Internal Compulsory Weighting: 40%