A Level in Product Design at The Douay Martyrs School
What is a product? A product is anything you see around you; buildings, bridges, computers, furniture, games, toys, robots. You can choose an area that interests you and make a product or learn about how things work. It gives you the opportunity to be creative and scientific at the same time.
This course is made up of four units spread out over 2 years
Unit 1 – Portfolio of creative skills
Unit 2 – Design and Technology in practice
Unit 3 – Design for the future
Unit 4 - Commercial design
Skills learned in Key Stage 4 are built upon through more in depth projects. The design process is followed with a variety of different projects; Mechanical Toys, Electronic Sensors, Remote Control Vehicles, Interior Design and Furniture Design
Theory areas covered include: CAD/CAM, Environmental issues/energy, Project Evaluation, Mechanisms/Electronics, Materials and Processes, Engineering and New Technologies.
You will be taught to design products and how to disassemble and evaluate existing products using various drawing systems. A programme of visits and speakers will support this new course including, The Design Museum, The Science Museum and Guest Speakers from Industry.
A grade B in GCSE Resistant Materials, Graphics, or BTEC Engineering.
Edexcel – AS 6RM01, 6RM02 & 6GR01, 6GR02
A2 6RM03, 6RM04 & 6GR03, 6GR04
Product Design opens a lot of doors, for example a career as an Engineer, Graphic Designer, Landscape Architect, Product Designer, Architect or Interior Designer.
For further information contact Mr S Roderick, Head of Design Technology
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Douay Martyrs School directly.