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3D Product Design A Level at Stanley Park High School

Course description

This course is designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content


Unit 1 – Materials, Components and Application
50% of AS, 25% of A Level
2 hour written paper
80 marks
Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections
Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions
Section 2 offers a choice of one question from

Unit 2 – PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making
50% of AS, 25% of A Level
Coursework – approx 50 hours
80 marks
Written (or electronic) design portfolio
Manufactured outcome(s)
Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work


Unit 3 – Design and Manufacture
25% of A Level
2 hour written paper
84 marks
Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections
Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, Plus a final question from either section.

Unit 4 – Design and Making Practice
25% of A Level
Coursework – approx 60 hours
85 marks
Written (or electronic) design folder
Manufactured outcome
Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades including English
B Grade GCSE in Product Design, Resistant Materials or Graphic Products

Future opportunities

Progression to higher levels of study e.g. degree level which includes various design specialisms, and engineering etc. Career can lead to a Product or Graphic designer, engineering or architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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