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Product Design A2 Level at South Wirral High School

Course description

This course provides opportunities for the student to identify, analyse and evaluate problems and then use their experience and knowledge of materials, processes and related technologies to solve these problems. The course is an excellent progression from GCSE Resistant Materials and Graphic Products.

Course content

Product Design is the study of how products are designed and manufactured in industry. The specification is directly related to industrial practices in the workplace.

The coursework is a client based design and make project and consists of:

  • Client interview and specification
  • Market research
  • Material selection
  • Design Development
  • Product Specification
  • Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Testing
  • Production Plan
  • Manufacturing
  • Evaluation
  • Proposals for industrial application

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in Resistant Materials or Graphic Products.


AS Unit 1
PROD1 Materials, Components and Application - 2 Hour Written Paper

AS Unit 2
AS Unit 2
PROD2 Learning through Designing and Making - Coursework approx 50 Hours

A Level Unit 3
PROD3 Design & Manufacture 2 Hour Written Paper

A Level
PROD4 Design & Make Practice Coursework approx 60hrs

Future opportunities

Teacher // Engineer // F1 Technician // Fashion Designer // Architect // Web Design // CD Designer // Graphic Designer // Product Designer // Mechanic // Software Designer // Interior Designer // Manufacturing // Traffic & Transport // Surveyor // Marketing Manager

Further information

Key Skills
Use of previous knowledge // Develop creativity // Modern & Historical viewpoints // Skills & Knowledge from other subject areas

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wirral High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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