Design and Technology: Product Design A level at Heathcote School & Science College
Mobile phones, cars and buildings all started as ideas on a drawing board. With creativity their shape and functions evolved, but they also needed manufacturing and marketing.
- Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application
- Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making
- Unit 3: Design and Manufacture
- Unit 4: Design and Making Practice
- Presentations, interviews, speeches, discussions and debates analysing the design and value of products including moral and social considerations
- Independent coursework development: analysis of a brief, research, planning, designing, testing and evaluation
- Field work experience, site work
- Educational visits to related design organisations (museums, retailers, suppliers, manufacturers and universities)
- Work with existing products to generate design ideas
To study Design and Technology: Product Design you will need 5 or more GCSEs at A* - C including English, mathematics, and either Resistant Materials or Graphics GCSE.
Product design can lead to employment, or university study, in a variety of fields including:
- product design
- conceptual modelling
- graphic design
- furniture design
- interior design
- other related areas
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heathcote School & Science College directly.