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Product Design A2 level at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

A Level Product Design opens doors to a multitude of pathways. From engineering to architecture, graphic design to games design, or even product design itself, this course provides many transferable skills that are respected by universities and employers across the country.

Product Design develops flexible and adaptable young people who are capable of dealing with the rapid evolution of technology that has immersed the world in the twenty first century. This is a course for people who want to be at the forefront of the development of the technologies that will shape the world around us.

Course content

In Year 1, students will study two units:

  • PROD 1 is about materials, their applications and considering how we can use them to help other people. This is assessed in a single two hour exam at the end of year 1.
  • PROD 2 is an extended coursework unit in which students complete a design and make task based around the needs of a client.

In Year 2, students will study a further two units:

  • PROD 3 look further at design in the 21st century and how we can design for the benefit of others. This is assessed in a single two hour exam at the end of year 2.
  • PROD4 is another extended coursework unit which builds on and refines the skills acquired in PROD2.


Entry requirements

GCSE Product Design, English and Maths Grade C or above.


1 x extended coursework portfolio and 1 x 2 hour exam per year.

Future opportunities

Prepares you for future careers in:

Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering (Civil, Aerospace), Architecture, Games Design, CAD, CAM Engineering/Maintenance, Fashion Design, Interior Design.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years