Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of three-dimensional media, processes and techniques.  They will be made aware of both traditional and new media.

Students will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales.

Students may use sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin their work, where appropriate.  They will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples.  This will be integral to the investigating and making process.  Students’ responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.


Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of three-dimensional design, such as those listed below.  They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

Students will be expected to demonstrate skills, in the context of their chosen area(s) of three-dimensional design.  They will be required to demonstrate skills in all of the following:


Component 1:

Personal Investigation

7201/C, 7202/C, 7203/C, 7204/C, 7205/C, 7206/C

Component 2:

Response to an externally set assignment

7201/X, 7202/X, 7203/X, 7204/X. 7205/X, 7206/x

Non exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the netre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.  Visits will normally take place in June.



Interior Design

Graphic Design

TV/Stage Set Design

Packaging Design

Marketing & Advertising

Product Design



Entry Requirements:

Course-specific Entry Requirements: At least a grade 6 or equivalent in Graphics, Product Design or Engineering