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Design Technology: Product Design (Graphic Products) A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

This course is suitable for those who wish to use their creativity to produce innovative products and can lead to a foundation course in art and design or degree courses in creative areas as diverse as architecture, automotive design, industrial design, graphic design, games design, engineering, material sciences, surveying, interior design or of course product design. The list is almost endless, with well over 3 million jobs directly related to Design Technology subjects. If you are creative, inquisitive, enjoy problem solving and care about the environment then this is the career path for you.

Course content

Graphic Products is an opportunity to create and realise innovative products. Students have access to a wide variety of leading edge technologies. At AS level students will develop their breadth of knowledge and skills in preparation for their own design and make project. Along-side the practical and portfolio work, students will study industrial and commercial practice, designing and innovation, product analysis, materials and components. At A2 level students will further develop their skills to become informed and independent designers, able to reflect on how human responsibility and public interaction influence their designing. They will develop their research, analytical, product development, project planning and evaluation skills in producing a folio of design work and a prototype of a commercial product.

The course consists of four units:

  • AS level ā€“ Design and Make task 60% and Examination 40% (20% overall)
  • A2 level ā€“ Design and Make task 60% and Examination 40%

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: ā€˜Cā€™ grade in Graphic Products or Resistant Materials GCSE The Edexcel A level in Product Design offers two pathways, Resistant Materials Technology and Graphic Products, each with its own specific content.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years