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During National Foster Care Fortnight, I organised a round table with foster carers to discuss the work that they have been doing, the challenges they face & the support they have received from & . I’m grateful to all who attended for… pic.twitter.com/vYmceMoH4o

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Year 11 are loving Thorpe Park as a treat for their amazing hard work before their exams start. So proud of them all. pic.twitter.com/sHUqEuMr4h


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Recognition for provision for pupils with SEND with a well-deserved report.' Pupils with SEND...access the same learning & opportunities as other pupils. Leaders identify individual needs...& put appropriate strategies in place to help them do well.'


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Students have been investigating the density of liquids by creating sugar towers with beautiful results. Great job Cameron! pic.twitter.com/Lt1Ig2yqQA

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As part of our strategy, we have launched our SEND parent forum.Find out more here 👇https://t.co/sX63K3tvD1

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We’re delighted to celebrate with our latest winners. Tom, Owen and India. All are working so hard alongside some amazing and exciting commitments outside of STEM. pic.twitter.com/dYNTng8pmD

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It’s been a real pleasure to welcome Nic from Nic Antony Architects to work with Year 10 Architecture students creating site surveys for their next project. Students are using their mathematical skills to create accurate scale site drawings. pic.twitter.com/IgJWcXkcgy

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Here is our third recipient, Phillip. He has been an incredible addition to our Academy in Year 12. Well done Phillip! pic.twitter.com/NLObLyKlWa


Sam in Year 13 has designed, 3D printed and programmed a hand that responds to input from a web cam for one of his engineering projects. Amazing job Sam! pic.twitter.com/YWQRghkl4o

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GCSE 3D Design

Everything we use has to be designed, prototyped and built, be it a product, a mobile phone, a car or the room you are sat reading this website in.

Why do we teach this course?

Companies are increasingly looking for employees to have design and presentation skills and this course allows you to develop your skills, along with a portfolio of work that you can take to future employers.

The 3D Design course develops your creative and presentation skills. These vital skills will help you to present ideas and concepts and design creative outcomes for problems that you face. It has strong links with Engineering and Media Studies, develops your analytical and persuasive writing skills, as well as improving your spatial awareness which is key for maths and science.

What will you study?

You will complete projects where you are challenged to research, design and develop your own ideas based on different themes. We concentrate on Architecture and Product Design and have a hands on approach to these subjects. Drawing skills are an important part of the course and you will be supported to develop your drawings skills both hand drawing and using the computer.

You will have the opportunity to work with Computer Aided Design and manufacturing software and hardware including 3D printers, CNC milling machines and lathes and laser cutters.

Future prospects

  • Architect
  • Product Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Smart Interior Designer
  • Smart Interior installation
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Structural Engineer


There are two components in the GCSE Three-Dimensional Design qualification. 60% of your marks come from a portfolio of designs. You can choose to include work on Architectural Design, Product Design, Exhibition and Smart Interior Design. 40% of your marks will come from an externally set task which is made up of a preparatory period, followed by a 10 hour supervision period. During this time you will design and make a solution to a given problem. There is no written exam for this qualification as work is created as part of a portfolio.

Next steps

You can continue your studies onto A-Level Design and Engineering courses at sixth form or College, or take up an apprenticeship.

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