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Product Design A Level at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Course description

  • GCSEs to include at least a C grade in Maths and a Design Technology subject (if taken)
  • The course is 50% practical coursework, 50% written exam
  • Product Design will require you to design and make three-dimensional products from a range of materials using the College workshop
  • Students are offered the chance to take part in a number of competitions, both locally and nationally.

Course content

This engaging course is based on the design and manufacture of products for everyday use. You must have a real interest in how the things around us work as well as how and what they are made from. Product Design requires both dedication and hard work to achieve success. As the name suggests, the main focus is on the design of a variety of products. You will have the opportunity to work with a large range of materials and processes in order to produce your manufactured artefacts. In the first year you will produce a number of scale models and working prototypes. In the second year you will produce one major project with a full sized, working product as the outcome. Product Design is equally rewarding and challenging. It is intended to follow on from Design Technology GCSE courses such as Product Design, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products and aims to teach the design process. The course is particularly useful to those wishing to go on to careers such as product design, architecture, automotive design, jewellery design, packaging design and some engineering courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barton Peveril Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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