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
  • Architecture
  • Graphic design
  • Project management

 During the course students will develop a host of soft skills which could be useful in almost any career.

 Entry Requirements

Subject Qualification (Level 3) Required GCSE Grades
(in addition to Sixth Form entry requirements)
Additional Information
Design & Technology –Product Design* A Level 6+ Technology

* Taught as part of the Benton Park collaboration.