Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Mr Jamie Brooks

Three - Dimensional Design

Three– Dimensional Design

Examination Board:Edexcel

What is the aim of the course?

Three-dimensional Design is concerned with the designing, prototyping, modelling or making of functional and aesthetic consumer products, interiors and architecture. Students should engage with appropriate processes, materials and construction techniques, using Marquette, models and working drawings to help take their initial ideas through to realisation.

What will you study in this subject?

There are many skills, techniques, materials, processes and concepts that are essential to all areas of study in Three-dimensional Design. Students should develop a practical knowledge and understanding of:

  • the use of formal elements and visual communication through a variety of approaches
  • the use of observational skill to record from sources and communicate ideas
  • characteristics of materials such as resistance, malleability, recyclability and sustainability
  • the elements of three-dimensional design such as light, space, form, scale and proportion
  • the effects and creative potential of combining and manipulating different two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials and media
  • the use of digital and/or non-digital applications.

How is your work assessed?

Component 1: Personal Portfolio (Internally set assignments by the school)

60% of the qualification.

Students undertake a number of projects that record and analyses the work of groups, movements or individual designers and use this analysis to assist in the design, development and manufacture of their own products.

Component 2: ESA (Externally Set Assignment)

40% of the qualification.

Students present a personal response, via research, designing and modeling, to a theme set by the examination board which consists of preparatory work followed by a 10 hours’ practical session (under examination conditions) used to manufacture a product developed during the preparatory period. 

What qualification will I get?

GCSE Three-Dimensional Design