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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at Chelsea Academy

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives candidate the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries.

In Year 12, candidates develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and final disposal. This specification also considers the broader issues for the designer including the environmental sustainability of products and consumer safety.

In Year 13, the specification offers candidates the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills from Year 12. Candidates will develop a body of work (including a prototype and a portfolio) alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial production and manufacture.

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in GCSE English, grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 6 in Design and Technology.


Coursework: 50%
Examination: 50%

Future opportunities

Product Design is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers. You could find yourself working for small design studios, large engineering companies, architects, or in material science. Your qualification in Product Design could also be valuable support in a career like marketing, teaching, or advertising.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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