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Product Design: Graphic Products at City of Norwich School

Course description

Course details:


Unit 1: AS F521 Advanced Innovation Challenge

The advanced innovation challenge is an eight hour design challenge, set by OCR, undertaken in a three hour research and design session, a four hour modelling session and a one hour written paper session. The task will assess the your ability to be innovative, demonstrate flair, work with materials and apply knowledge gained throughout the AS course.


Unit 2: AS F522 Product Study

The product study is a piece of coursework that consists of a product analysis, product development, prototype/modelling and testing of the chosen product.


Unit 3: A2 F523 Design, Make and Evaluate

You are required to produce a coursework portfolio and product which fully demonstrates your designing, making and evaluation skills, using creativity, flair and innovation. The coursework consists of designing, making and evaluating a product, a marketing presentation, and review and reflection. This unit is intended to draw upon and develop skills learnt in other units.
Unit 4: A2 F524 Product Design

This is a written paper that consists of two units. You will be able to select questions across the focus material areas.Component One: consists of eight questions from different focus areas.

Component Two: assesses your ability to make immediate design thinking responses to a given situation. It is intended to be a discriminator in identifying those students who can effectively use their experiences and knowledge in designing and making.


Where does Product Design: Graphic Products lead you?

To a wide range of design-based occupations, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, art, interior design and excellent opportunities at university level.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

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

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