AS/A2 Level 3: Design and Technology (Product Design) at Wigston College
A-level Design and Technology: Product Design helps students take a broad view of design and technology, develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. The course has 50 per cent coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject
GCSE grade B in Product Design required
A minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A*-C
AS Level Paper 1: 50% of AS. Written exam: 1.5 hours. 80 marks Based primarily on technical principles and designing and making principles. The exam will be a combination of short answer and extended response questions. Non exam assessment: Design and Make Project 50% of AS Coursework: approx. 50 hours 80 marks Written or digital design portfolio and photographical evidence of final prototype. You will be assessed on practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles A2 Level Paper 1 30% of A Level Written exam: 2.5 hours 120 marks A mixture of short answers and extended responses based on technical principles. Paper 2 20% of A Level Written exam: 1.5 hours 80 marks Section A Product analysis: 30 marks. Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s) Section B Commercial manufacture: 50 marks A mixture of short and extended response questions. Non exam assessment: Substantial Design and Make Project 50% of A Level Coursework—approx. 60 hours 100 marks Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. You will be assessed on practical application of technical principles, designing an d making principles.
Leicestershire Post 16 Bursary
Students are able to apply to us for support to overcome any barriers to learning.
This course is popular with students who wish go on to study Product Design, Engineering or Architecture as under-graduates. Some students use the course as a stepping stone into the world of industry, an increasing number gaining apprenticeships in design related occupations or engineering. Others choose to undertake a Foundation Course in Art and Design before specialising
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wigston College directly.