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A Level Design and Technology: Product Design at All Saints Catholic High School

Course description

Product Design is suitable for anyone with an interest in one of the huge range of design and technology related careers, from interior design to advertising, architecture, and engineering. It complements many subjects, connecting the arts and sciences together. Students develop an understanding of the complex relationship between materials, design manufacture and marketing. Reflecting the wide ranging activities of professional designers students have the opportunity to work with modern and 'smart' materials and components with an emphasis on sustainable design.

Examinations are restricted to the core content, while students can utilise a wider range of materials such as ceramics, textiles and electronics to enhance their project work. Industrial visits and links with manufacturing companies will provide students with work-related learning opportunities and a greater understanding of the role of designers in industry.

All Saints' design studios give students the opportunity to work with state of the art equipment and facilities.

Course content

AS Level
Module 1 Materials, components and application
Module 2 Project wrok based on a range of design and make tasks

A2 Level
Module 3 Design and manufacture
Module 4 A single, integrated coursework project using any material or combination of materials


Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE in a relevant Design Technology Subject, such as Product Design or Resistant materials.


Units 1 and 3 are assessed by a 2 hour examination. Unit 2 is assessed by a design portfolio and practical artifacts (approx 50 hours work). Unit 4 is assessed by a design portfolio or electronic portfolio and completed artifact (approx 60 hours work).



Future opportunities

Problem solving and designing skills are core, as well as a variety of key skills. The course can lead to many higher education courses in design and engineering related disciplines, further education and training and a wide range of careers.

Further information

Restrictions : Due to the overlapping of course contents, it is not possible to study Product Design and Fashion and Textiles at the same time.

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: 09 November 2017
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