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Design & Technology (Product Design) A Level at Chipping Sodbury School

Course description

At this level emphasis is placed upon the design of products for the real world and students will learn about production methods, the application of modern materials and how modern technology is intergraded into manufacturing systems. Throughout the course students will develop communication and practical skills through the completion of a number of open ended and focused design activities. Environmental issues are of high priority within this course and students are encouraged to consider aspects of sustainability when designing and making . Emphasis within this course is placed upon learning through the completion of practical activity. Where possible, theoretical work is related to the design projects in order that it is seen to be both meaningful and relevant. Students are encouraged to undertake product analysis through the disassembly of commercial artefacts. Outcomes produced may be in the form of three-dimensional product and graphic product.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths. Plus C in any GCSE DT subject. 


AS Level

Unit title: Designing, innovation, materials, industrial and commercial practice

  • Assessment: Examination

Unit title: Design & make task

  • Assessment: Coursework

A2 Level

Unit title: Human responsibility, public interaction, production systems and control

  • Assessment: Examination

Unit title: Major project

  • Assessment: Coursework

Future opportunities

In the past students who have successfully completed an A-level in this subject have progressed to higher education courses related to graphic design, engineering, product design, architecture, industrial design and interior design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Sodbury School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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