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Design and Technology: Product Design A Level at The Whitehaven Academy

Course description

As a product design student, you will propose commercially viable design solutions, develop, test and trial working models and prototypes for a variety of products using innovative concepts and materials.

You will also learn about contemporary design, modern materials and industrial production methods.

The course will focus on:

  • sustainability and the environment
  • product life
  • social, moral and cultural issues
  • environmental issues
  • inclusive design
  • the human interface
  • aesthetics
  • scale of production
  • production technologies
  • fashion
  • marketing
  • commercial issues

Entry requirements

Minimum C in GCSE Design and Technology


AS – 1 written examination and 1 piece of coursework

A2 – 1 written examination and 1 piece of coursework

Future opportunities

A degree level design course such as transport design, furniture design, graphic design, product design, interior design, computer animation. This list is not exhaustive.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Whitehaven Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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