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GCSE Product Design at Cromwell Community College

Course description

This specification has been designed to encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Packaging, labelling and instructions are part of the complete design proposal and advertising, points of sale, etc to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability. The subject provides an excellent route into GCE A Level Product Design.

Course content

Students study designing skills, making skills, materials and components, properties of a variety of materials, how products are design and manufactured, and the use of ICT.


Unit 1: Written Paper (45551)

40% of total marks

2 hours

120 marks

Candidates answer all questions in two sections

Unit 2: Design and Making Practice (45552)

60% of total marks

Approximately 45 hours

90 marks

Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks


Further information

Speak to Mr D J King, or visit


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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