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Product Design A level at The Billericay School

Course description

This course builds on the creative and design skills that students seeking careers in this industry will have developed at GCSE.

Course content

Component 1: Design and Technology in the 21st Century
The examination includes a mix of short answer, structured and extended writing questions assessing learners' knowledge and understanding of: technical principles, designing and making principles and the ability to analyse and evaluate design decisions in design and technology.

Component 2: A sustained design and make task, assessing candidates' ability to: identify, investigate and outline design possibilities, design and make prototypes, analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology. The design and make task will be based within the same endorsed area as the written examination.

Entry requirements

C grade or equivalent in Product Design, Art or Engineering or a grade 5 in Maths.


Examination /portfolio coursework submission will take place at the end of year 12 to complete the AS course. Written examination: 2½ hours. 50% of qualification. Design and make task Non-exam assessment: 40 hours 50% of qualification.

Further information

Further Education - Foundation course in Art & Design, GNVQ Graphic Design, Computer Aided Design and Product Design courses. Higher Education - Degrees in Product Design, Engineering, Graphic design. (You may need an Art & Design Foundation Course to study some of these).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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