Product Design – Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

Welcome to Product Design KS4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

In Product Design at Key Stage four, we promote a practical approach that encourages you to design and make products with creativity and originality in a variety of practical activities that both involve and engage the minds of the students during their lessons.  the pupils will also learn how to use a range of materials and techniques and how to make the most of them, as well as being as resourceful as possible.

Students will also study in great detail the history of design, including fashion, food and furniture designers, to gain a wide spectrum of creative ideas and knowledge about a broad subject area.  They will also learn about marketing tools, such as advertising and points of sale, and how these can be used to supplement the production experience and help create products that can be evaluated for their commercial ability.

Your Future

This subject provides many rewarding and exciting career opportunities should you go onto further study at higher education, such as A-levels or BTEC Higher National courses.  A Year 10 pupil has described her lessons as:

“Learning, but enjoying yourself at the same time!”

Clothes Show Live

On Friday 7th December 52 pupils attended the Clothes Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC Arena.

Students went to see the UK’s top designers, the countries hottest trends, the nation’s biggest catwalk show with the Best of British fashion and beauty.

Please click here to see pictures of the event, the celebrities and models involved and of course the students having a great time!

Our students often take part in exciting events across the country, and the Clothes Show Live is just one of them.  See the Maryhill coverage here, or click the link to the website below:

http://www.clothesshowlive.com/

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Student testimonials

“In Technology lessons you get lots of different experiences. This is also good because you will be well equipped to get jobs in the future.”

“Not all schools do Product Design so that makes it interesting and different.”