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Product Design:Graphic Products at Ringwood School Academy

Course description

Product Design: Graphic Products is the process of providing creative conceptual solutions to a wide range of problems using graphical and practical techniques to design, model and create a solution.

Conceptual design incorporates a wide range of products with associated graphics eg: packaging design, product design, point of sale display.

Course content

  • AS Unit 1: Portfolio of Creative Skills

Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.

  • AS Unit 2: Design and Technology in Practice

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology.

  • A2 Unit 3: Designing for the Future

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues.

  • A2 Unit 4: Commercial Design

Students are given the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired and developed throughout this course of study, to design and make a conceptual product of their own choice.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Bs and 3 Cs (or equivalent) at GCSE.
  • GCSE grade B or above in a Graphics or Resistant Materials course is preferred.
  • An interest in designing and making (essential).
  • Willingness to embrace all skills required within the design process including freehand   sketching and modelling using ICT and traditional 3D modelling materials.


  • Unit 1: Internally set and marked and externally moderated.
  • Unit 2: 1hr 30mins examination set and marked by Edexcel.
  • Unit 3: 2hr examination paper set and marked by Edexcel.
  • Unit 4: Internally set and marked and externally moderated.

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Future opportunities

We live in a world where good design is implicit in almost every aspect of our lives, from the cars we drive to the magazines we read, and beyond into the technology of the future. Product Design is the gateway into an exciting and ever expanding world filled with opportunities, of which our students can take full advantage.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years