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Product Design AS Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

Product Design is an exciting and creative subject which allows students the
opportunity to experience the design and manufacture of innovative and
personalized projects. You will solve actual real life design problems and will need
to research, design and make/model your own ideas, in response to tasks closely
linked to the real world of products.  With a qualification in Product Design you
can go onto Higher Education, Further Education or directly into an

Course content

Year 12
This year is about encouraging creativity, learning core knowledge and understanding how to adopt a commercial design approach to your work. You develop key communication and presentation skills, learn advanced drawing techniques and how to use various CAD programs. Alongside core theory lessons, three projects expose you to different areas of Product Design.

Entry requirements

GCSE B in a Technology subject


Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology
50% of the qualification

Written examination (Year 13): 2 hours 30 minutes
Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project
50% of the qualification

Coursework (starts end of Year 12 and assessed end of Year 13)
Possible project themes include: Interior design, graphic communication, packaging design, furniture design, structural engineering, electronic device

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saffron Walden County High School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year