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A Level Design and Technology: Product Design at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Product Design is an exciting and challenging course that offers you the opportunity to study, design, develop, and make innovative solutions for everyday products. You will study a combination of Resistant materials, Systems and control and graphics. Product Design is a suitable option for those wishing to pursue careers in design, architecture, fashion, electronics, engineering and interior design. You will study everyday products and what influences design. Using this information as inspiration you will design your own products.

Through making and modelling you will develop your practical skills. You will design using a range of new technologies including computer aided design and manufacture.

AS Course outline

F521: Advanced Innovation Challenge

F522: Product Study - portfolio investigating and developing existing products

A2 Course Outline

F523: Design, Make and Evaluate - portfolio creating and making your own design

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study Product Design must have a grade C for GCSE Design & Technology. An enjoyment of investigating and challenging the design of existing products is a key element. As 50% of the course is portfolio based students need to be self motivated and manage their time effectively. Students need to be able to think laterally and apply their knowledge in new situations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years