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Sixth form offers update 😁


Retweetd From Harris Chafford Hundred

This Friday we have our reading and breakfast morning from 7:30am in the cafe. 📚


Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students.


This Friday we have our reading and breakfast morning from 7:30am in the cafe. 📚


Options evening and parents evening this Thursday evening for year 9 pupils.


Part 3: We really miss the Summer 😫 ☀️


Part 2: We wish you all a safe and restful weekend and look forward to seeing you all once again on Monday


Part 1: A huge thank you to those of you who have shown your support over the last few days. It has been a huge challenge, especially when you really want to keep the school open and we really appreciate everyone who understands it’s not just a quick and easy decision to make.


Retweetd From Essex Weather Centre

Disappointing to see local media once again creating unnecessary panic by using computer generated forecasts which show heavy snow all evening and overnight. This has forced shopping centres, schools, businesses and local shops to make decisions when NO disruptive snow expected.


9:30am start but if students want to come in earlier they can do


Both the warm and mock exam are cancelled today for those of you involved. 9:30 start


Just to confirm everybody is to leave the site at 1pm so there will be no year 11 intervention after school


Yes they do


Yes everybody is to leave at 1pm so no Year 11 intervention


Good morning all. We are open for all students with a reduced day to ensure more time to leave and exit safely. The School Day will start at 9:30am and finish at 1:00pm. If pupils wish to arrive earlier we will accommodate them as always. Please see the attached email sent out.


Part 2: We will notify you by 7.45am tomorrow if there are any changes. The delay this morning was due to the volume of website traffic causing technical difficulties. It is always our intention to be open for our students.


Part 1: Our overriding desire is to stay open if possible to educate the children. Decisions are made on the day after judging the local conditions and staffing levels. This is simply not possible the day before.


Good morning, no intervention this afternoon


Weather update. School open from 10am. The school will be fully open to all pupils including Sixth Form with a 10am start.

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Product Design 3D

Product Design 3D

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths. A GCSE B Grade is also required in the specific Product Design Subject or Art. Candidates will also be required to bring a portfolio of their work to a consultation meeting.

What is Product Design?

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries.

They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing prototypes of their choice.

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

Design and Make Project:  This will make up 50% of your final grade.  You will develop your own project brief to design, make and evaluate a high quality and challenging product of your choice. You will experiment with a range of modelling and manufacturing techniques to produce their final model.

Core & Resistant Materials: You learn about a range of topics relevant to the world of Product Design and also learn to market new products with detailed study of materials and components.

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1: Technical principles

2.5 hours

120 marks

30% of the total grade

Paper 2: Designing and making principles

1.5 hours

80 marks

20% of the final grade

NEA (Non-examined assessment)

Substantial design and make project

100 marks

50% of the total grade

Exam Board: AQA