A Level Product Design (3D Design)
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. This specification encourages Students to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values. The specification enables Students to identify market needs and opportunities for new products, initiate and develop design solutions, and make and test prototypes.
Students should acquire subject knowledge in design and technology, including how a product can be developed through the stages of prototyping, realisation and commercial manufacture.
Students need to demonstrate expertise in specialist areas, linked to design disciplines that reflect possible higher education routes and industry. This specification enables students to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.
How will it be delivered?
AO1 Identify, investigate and outline design possibilities to address needs and wants
AO2 Design and make prototypes that are fit for purpose
AO3 Analyse and evaluate
• design decisions and outcomes, including for prototypes made by themselves and others
• wider issues in design and technology
AO4 Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of
• technical principles
• design and making principles
Below shows the weighting of each assessment objective for each component and for the qualification as a whole.
Component 1: AO3-10%, AO4-40%, Total-50%
Component 2: AO1-15%, AO2-25%, AO3-10%, Total-50%
Overall weighting: AO1-15%, AO2-25%. AO3-20%. AO4-40%, Total-100%
Sixth Form entry requirements, including GCSE Design Technology at grade 6.
Your next steps...
Possible future pathways include: - Higher Education in Product or Automotive Design, Architecture, Engineering, CAD, Web Design, Architecture, Teaching, Manufacturing or Advertising.
Students who study Product Design often study Physics too. This means Product Design can either be your specialist topic, or play a supporting role for other subjects.