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Design and Technology Product Design (3D Design) at Queen Mary's Grammar School

Course description

The course has been designed to:
  • encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology
  • develop the student’s capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
  • provide opportunities for students to be creative (top marks are reserved for those students who demonstrate innovative thinking and creativity)

Course content

There are 4 units of assessment:
Unit 1: PROD 1: A 2-hour examination based primarily on materials and
components and includes a compulsory product analysis question (25% of
the full A level)

Unit 2 PROD 2: Coursework. Learning through designing and making.
A portfolio of work selected from a number of small projects will be submitted
as an ePortfolio (25% of the full A level).

Unit 3 PROD 3: A 2-hour examination. This is a synoptic element and is based
on all aspects of the work covered in the two years (25% of the full A level).

Unit 4 PROD 4: Coursework. A single extended design and make project that
should take approximately 60 hours of working time (25% of the full A level).

Entry requirements

You will need at least 7 B grades at GCSE* (including English and Maths). We normally expect at least a grade A (A* for Further Maths) in subjects which you wish to pursue at A level. 

Future opportunities

Some relevant career paths include engineering (with Maths and Physics as other A
levels) product design, architecture and furniture design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016
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