Product Design - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
This course is suitable for students with an enquiring mind and a commitment to learning
how products work and, more significantly, how they should work. The course covers a
range of materials and working properties but focusses mainly on woods, metals and
plastics. This is a creative course, but one which demands an engineering-type analytical
approach to make the products we use better and invent new ones to solve new and, as
yet, unknown problems.
The AS Level requirements are an exam (“The Advanced Innovation Challenge”) and an
extended Product Study. The A Level comprises a major design and make project and a
written paper. Work will be research, writing and workshop based with sufficient time
allocated to practical tasks to reinforce skills and materials working properties. The course
is supported by a full-time technician and excellent equipment including lasercutting and
This course is a great introduction to the many facets of product design, engineering and
manufacturing. Many of our students go on to study these subjects at degree level at top
universities and design colleges such as UCL, Nottingham, Brighton and Central St Martin’s.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.