Design & Technology – Product Design
During the course you will develop a wide range of creative, designing and prototyping skills. You’ll learn about the properties of a variety of different materials, together with how they are processed in industry to make a range of different products.
How Will You be Assessed?
A Level Product Design is a linear course. This means all assessment will take place at the end of Year 13.
There will be 2 exam papers and a single NEA (Non-Exam Assessment).
Paper 1: Written exam on technical principles. 2.5 Hours, 30% of A Level.
Paper 2: Written exam on designing and making principles. 1.5 Hours, 20% of A Level.
NEA: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge . This will be a practical designing and making task of your choice. 45+ hours 50% of A Level.
Possible Progression Pathways
Product design could lead to a variety of careers or educational pathways. This could include:
- Product design
- Mechanical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Graphic design
- Project management
During the course students will develop a host of soft skills which could be useful in almost any career.
|Subject||Qualification (Level 3)||Required GCSE Grades
(in addition to Sixth Form entry requirements)
|Design & Technology –Product Design||A Level||6+ Technology|