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Design & Technology - Product Design at High Storrs

Course description

AQA A Level Design & Technology: Product Design


Course content

Students study a very broad range of different materials, processes and technologies along with applying mathematics to real world contexts. They use this knowledge and understanding in order to produce a range of different products across the two year course. Students draw on the skills learnt at GCSE including research, designing, developing, manufacturing prototypes and evaluating.

In the first year, students complete three projects, a luminaire, a cast jewellery item and finally a project which has its context set by AQA.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language


Grade 4 in a D&T subject OR an equivalent demonstration of expertise (e.g. Art GCSE, but also provide evidence of production skills from another source) AND Grade 4 in Maths


Paper 1 - 30%

• Technical Principles


Paper 2 - 20%

• Product Analysis

• Commercial Manufacture


Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 50%

• Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles


Future opportunities

During the course students develop skills in analysing, evaluating, designing, developing ideas and manufacturing high quality products. Students will also acquire an understanding of manufacturing processes and techniques, using mathematics in real world contexts, understanding the role design plays in every day contexts, martials knowledge, design history and how design has shaped the way we live.

The course can lead on to further education or careers in the following areas: Product Design, Engineering, Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Set/Prop Design, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Product Engineer, Software Designer, Project Manager and Web Design.

Further information

Click on link for more information about how to apply to High Storrs and Product Design

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: 08 November 2018
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