Product Design A Level at St Laurence School
You will work in a variety of material areas and contexts (e.g. Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphic
Products, Systems & Control, Engineering and Manufacturing) covering
The use of digital technology in designing and manufacturing processes
Commercial practice including marketing, product design etc.
Legislation, including product labelling
Health & Safety of designers, makers and the public
The impact of design & manufacturing on the environment
Aesthetics and function
Ergonomics and anthropometrics
Principles and techniques of testing applied to product design
Quality control and quality assurance
Smart and modern materials
There is no specific requirement for prior learning, although many candidates will have already gained knowledge and understanding of Design and Technology through their study of a GCSE specification in Design and Technology or a GNVQ qualification in Manufacturing or Engineering. A qualification in one of the above and/or Art is recommended.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.