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Design and Technology : Product Design A Level AQA at Sir Roger Manwood's School

Course description

Why study this subject? 

Design and Technology: Product Design is a creative and thought-provoking qualification which gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers; especially those in the STEM and creative industries. Students will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.

Course content

Course content:

A-level Design and Technology: Product Design requires students to engage in both practical and theoretical study. This specification requires students to cover design and technology skills and knowledge; these have been separated into:

• Core technical principles

• Core designing and making principles

• Additional specialist knowledge.

Imaginative practical work is at the heart of this subject, students will develop intellectual curiosity about the design and manufacture of products. They will explore, design, create and evaluate innovative solutions in response to realistic design contexts.  Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core technical, designing and making principles for Product Design.


 For a full insight into the course content visit the AQA website and download the draft specification :

Entry requirements

At least a B grade at GCSE in DT or a related discipline.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Art and Design or Computing to prepare for higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician.The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years