Product Design

Pre-reading material for entry 2019 (pdf)

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

AS

  • 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

A Level

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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

Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Design%20and%20Technology%20-%20Product%20Design/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/Specification-GCE-L3-A-level-in-Design-and-Technology.pdf

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