The Importance of Design
In design students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to research, design, make and evaluate products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use skills technologies and consider the impact of future developments. Students learn to think creatively and explore their own skills as well as problem solve as teams and individuallly.
Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and different cultures. They respond to needs and opportunities that arise from own research and respond with ideas, designs and products, challenging expectations where appropriate. Design combines practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of form, aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and artists and its uses and impact on the world today. Through Design, students develop confidence in their own creative ability and skills.
At Endeavour High School pupils have the opportunity to study Product Design, 2D Art and 3D Art .
Art & Design - Key Stage 4
Design offers a range of qualifications to suit all learners at Key Stage 4, these include;
AQA GCSE Product Design - Students spend 1 year focussing on their knowledge and skills within Produce Design. the GCSE is made up of 2 parts with 60% of their grade coming from a controlled assessment project which extends their design and make skills and 40% coming from their theory based exam.
BTEC Certificate in Art - Students explore many different fields of Art within the BTEC, including graphic design, photography, illustration, fashion, textiles and Art History. This course introduces students to the Art industry and develops their skills for further Education.