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Design and Technology: Product Design A Level at Lampton Academy

Course description

The Product Design industry is a rapidly growing area. It is exciting, innovative and creative with the possibilities for a range of careers.This course consists of 4 units. 

Course content

  • AS Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application
  • AS Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making
  • A2 Unit 3: Design and Manufacture
  • A2 Unit 4: Design and Making Practice

Entry requirements

GCSE Resistant Materials, Product Design or Graphics Grade C and above.

Assessment

AS Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application

  • Based on primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections.
  • Weighting:  50% of AS (25% of A-Level)
  • Externally Assessed
  • 2 Hour Exam

AS Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making

  • Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design and make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work.
  • Internally assessed
  • Weighting: 50% of AS (25% of A-level)

A2 Unit 3: Design and Manufacture

  • Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections.
  • 2 Hour Exam
  • Weighting: 25% of A-level

A2 Unit 4: Design and Making Practice

  • Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial design and making activity.
  • Weighting: 25% of A-Level

Future opportunities

Courses in Higher Education which lead on from this course:

 

Resistant Materials:

  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design                                             
  • Interior Design
  • Industrial Design                                            
  • Materials Science

Other areas:

  • Graphic Design                                                
  • Art and Design
  • Computer Graphics

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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