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Product Design A Level at Stanground Academy

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives you the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries.

Course content

You will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put your learning into practice by producing products of your choice.  You will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

The exams and non –exam assessment will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives:

A01: Identify, investigate and outline design possibilities to address needs and wants

A02: Design and make prototypes that are fit for purpose

A03: Analyse and evaluate: design decisions and outcomes, including the prototypes made by themselves and other wider issues in design and technology

A04: Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of: technical principles, designing and making principles.


Entry requirements

5 + A* to B grades at GCSE including grade 5 or above in English, mathematics and grade C or above in an art or design based subject.


50% exam (maths and science contribute 15%) at the end of year 2

50% non-exam assessment (NEA)

Future opportunities

This qualification will enable you to go onto university or take up an apprenticeship in any of the following pathways: engineering, manufacturing, product design, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, architecture plus other areas within the design industry.

Further information

This subject goes well with mathematics, science, art, fashion and textiles.h as physics, mathematics, history, biology and PE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years