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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at The King's School

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries.

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

Course content

Technical Principles. Learn about different materials (e.g. polymers, metals, woods, composites, paper and boards) and processes to work and machine, join and finish them. You will learn about production methods including CAD/CAM.
Designing and making principles. Learn about different designers and how to design iteratively reflecting on their own styles. You will learn about developments in technology, social, moral and ethical issues that the modern designer has to consider when designing responsibly.
NEA (non examined assessment) This is a substantial design and make project of your own choice. It will result in a written or digital portfolio with photographic evidence of the final prototype that you have designed and made yourself.

Entry requirements

The minimum grade entry requirement is 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above to include Grade 4 or better in English and Maths. Grade C in any GCSE Design & Technology subject. You may consider following the course without a Technology GCSE, subject to interview.


E-Portfolio (practical coursework)
Examination papers for design and product development

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 January 2018

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