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Design Technology AS A2 at Bishop Stopford CE School

Course description

The DT Product Design course builds on from GCSE DT knowledge, but a GCSE in DT is not a requirement to begin A Level.

In A Level DT Product Design, you will learn what makes for a good design,a dn how desifgn affects society and the environment.

This course is not dedicated to a single material, but you can study either within a chosen focussed material area or use a combination.

Course content

During Year 12 (AS) you will study 2 modules:

  1. Product Study (Course-work)
  2. Advanced Innovation Challenge

During Year 13 (A2) you will study two further units:

  1. Design and Make (Course-work)
  2. Chosen Material - knowledge and application

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C is the minimum entry requirement, although we recommend an average of 8 Grade C GCSEs. If you have a C or above in a DT subject, this is a very good platform to begin A Level in DT Product Design.


The course is assessed through two coursework and two examination elements (one each at AS and A2). At AS, coursework is worth 60% and the examination worth 40%.

At A2, the coursework is worth 60% and the examination worth 40%.

Financial information

You may need to purchase materials and additional texts for further personal study.

Future opportunities

When combined with other related subjects, DT Product Design can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities or higher education courses, such as engineering.

Further information

Whilst all our courses are compatible with each other, the timetable may limit some combinations.

Several visits are organised throughout the course to provide an insight into the world of designing and to provide inspiration for the design and making activity.

For subject specific details please contact Head of DT:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford CE School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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