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Design and Technology - Product Design A Level (Edexcel) at The High School for Girls

Course description

The A Level Product Design course provides the opportunity for students to choose between two distinct pathways - Graphic Products or Resistant Material Products. Both involve students in commercial problem solving activities whilst also allowing the students to tailor their skills appropriate to their own preference. Students have the chance to work independently, creatively and innovatively, using a range of materials, processes and technologies appropriate to their chosen pathway. They are encouraged to look at the world of professional designers and to make links with the commercial and industrial world. This qualification emphasises two key factors: creativity and sustainability. All modern designers have to consider sustainable issues when designing new products. Product Design is what links Science and Art to Business and Commerce. Therefore, it is a complementary subject to Business Studies, Art, the Sciences and Mathematics.

Course content

Mmodules include: Portfolio of creative skills; design and technology in practice; designing for the future; commerial design.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade B in either Product Design, Resistant Materials or Graphic Products GCSE. An enthusiasm for the subject and the ability to work in a self-motivated and independent way is essential.

Future opportunities

All universities, including Oxbridge, accept this subject as being broad-based, rigorous and relevant to many areas of Higher Education. Product Design can be useful for a wide range of careers: consumer product design, industrial product design, design engineering, engineering and manufacture, architecture, graphic communication, advertising, marketing and communication, Business Studies and retailing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years