The course has been designed to encourage pupils to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
• Researching & designing a finished item
• Social, moral, economic and ethical issues within the industry
• Development of designs
• Production of 3D products
• Joinery techniques
• Study of industrial processes
• Study of the design industry
• Jig making
• Testing and modelling
A Level Design and Technology: Product Design helps students take a broad view of design and technology, and develops their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
The specification provides students with the opportunity to design and make a product in both years of the course. The course has 50% coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.
We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in resistant materials or product design and a grade 5 at GCSE in English.
This course will help you to achieve employment in many industries including design, joinery, carpentry, and electrician.
This course could lead to the study of product design, graphic design, engineering, furniture design, or architecture at higher education.