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Product Design AS/A Level at Djanogly City Academy

Course description

A Level Product Design helps you take a broad view of design and technology, develop your capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content

In the AS course you will be introduced to a wide range of design and modelling techniques and produce a portfolio that details the design and production of a self-manufactured product using the workshop facilities available. You will also sit an exam focused around materials and components from a range of resistant and compliant materials. In the second year you will produce a second detailed portfolio of work centred around the design, manufacture and evaluation of a product of your own making and sit a second exam based primarily on the design and manufacture of products.

In both years you will be expected to conduct primary research to support the production of your portfolios, develop 3D computer modelling skills using Solid Edge and use a wide range of workshop manual and automated machinery.

Entry requirements

Grade B in a GCSE Design and Technology (desirable).


50% controlled assessment and 50% examination.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied A Level Product Design have gone on to higher education or work in the fields of interior design, 3D design, furniture design, automotive design, film special effects and a range of engineering career pathways. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Djanogly City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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