Year 9 Options 20/21 - Art & Design (3D Design)

Examination Board:
Course Description:
Three-Dimensional Design is specifically tailored towards working with 3D materials and is primarily workshop
based. The course is designed with a practical focus which means that both the coursework and exam
elements are both practical portfolios. There is no written exam. If you select this option you will be required
to use a range of materials, techniques and processes within a workshop setting. Possible areas of study
include: architectural design, product design, interior design, environmental design (landscape/garden),
model making, ceramics, theatre and jewellery design.
Possible skills you will learn: developing ideas for purpose, model making, construction, assembling, modelling
and surface treatment. You will explore a variety of materials: drawing, clay, wood, metal, plaster, plastics and
found materials.
How will students learn?
The course is divided into two units and offers students the opportunity to develop their ability to actively
engage in the processes of 3D design. It enables students to build creative skills and imaginative ways of
working. The course allows them to develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and
technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. Portfolios will be presented
creatively through a collection of folders and/or journals.
How will the course be assessed?
Unit 1: Art and Design (3D Design) Portfolio Controlled Assessment 60%
Unit 2: Art and Design (3D Design) Set Task Exam (10 hours) 40%
Education Pathways after Year 11:
A Level Art & Design
BTEC National Diploma Level 3 Art & Design
Degree courses in: Design, Architecture, Model Making, Spatial/Interior Design, Set/Theatre Design
Career Routes:
Depending on the options you take, it could lead towards a wide range of careers in creative arts industry,
such as Architect, Landscape Designer, Model Maker, Prop and Set Designer and many more.
Please note, students will not be able to study this course as well as GCSE Art, Craft and Design.