Product Design seeks to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in designing new products. The subject encompasses a wide range of design disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products that enhance our day-today lives.
Summary of course content
- Principles of Design and Technology – Development of an understanding of the key principles that underpin Designing and Making. This element of the course will be assessed with an examination
- Independent Design and Make Project – The development and application of Design and Make techniques through the investigation, design and manufacture of a product that meets a required brief
- Further Principles of Design and Technology – Development of the understanding of the advanced principles that underpin Designing and Making with a greater emphasis of relevance to industry.. This element of the course will be assessed with an examination
- Independent Design and Make Project – The development and application of Design and Make techniques through the investigation, design and manufacture of a product of the students choice that solves a problem identified by a client
Where the course leads
Students have progressed into higher education in areas like Architecture, Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Furniture Design and Interior Design. The subject can also support students following careers in ICT, the Sciences and Arts.
Students will need to be eligible to follow the route A Pathway. In addition they must have achieved a 6 grade in Design and Technology, Product Design or Graphic Design as a minimum. A 6 grade in both English and Maths would also be desirable as students will need to complete extended writing as part of their design portfolio and exam.
Exam board: Edexcel
For further advice contact: Mr Mockridge/Mr Eden/Mrs Rayner
The Purbeck Dementia group are setting up a meeting place at the old Wareham Hospital to start in September 2019. We were asked if any young budding artists would design a logo for them to be used at the centre. During Year 10 work experience week Purbeck Student Skyla Downey took the task on, whilst also carrying out her work experience within the School. She then took it home to
On Wednesday 12th June, students in Y10 and Y12 were visited by former Purbeck School student Sam Handy, Vice Chair of Design at Adidas in Germany. Students heard about his career progression from Purbeck School student to being headhunted by Adidas to lead a design team. His career has seen him collaborating with Premier League footballers, Rappers, World Cup Teams and now the Olympic committees designing trainers and sportswear for
On 1st May, Year 9 took part in the Southern Universities Network Festival of the Creative and Digital Industries. Students took part in an all day workshop run by Treehouse Digital where they had to create and pitch an idea for a new film. Following a presentation from Treehouse Digital and seeing some of their short film work students set about creating their film concepts. Students were shown how to
Mrs Schubert took photos of all of her year 11 classes final 3 dishes from their 3 hour long Food Preparation and Nutrition Exam. She’s hugely proud of every member of the class!
On Monday 2nd July, I took 34 pupils to the Festival of Creative and Media Industries event at Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton. The event was organised by Southern Universities Network, and was sponsored by various media companies, one of which, Butler and Wilson, dedicated a day of their time, to work with our students on creating a new product. Students worked diligently in groups, to come up with some original designs.