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Design and Technology: Product Design (3D) A Level at Holy Family Catholic School

Course description

This course develops the students’ ability to design and make unique products. It enables students to appreciate the complex relationship between the design, materials, manufacture and marketing. It also develops the students’ problem solving skills and knowledge of eco-friendly & sustainable products and its impact on the environment. This course is an extension of GCSE Graphic Product, Resistant Materials and Textiles qualifications. This exciting new A Level specification has been created to encourage pupils to take a broader view of Design & Technology.

Course content

AS Modules:

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application.

Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making.

A2 Modules:

Unit 3: Design and Manufacture.

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice.

Entry requirements

GCSE Average: 5.5, GCSE Grade C in Maths, Grade C in English, Grade B in Design based subject (eg: Graphics, Resistant Materials or Textiles


Unit 1: 2 hour written exam 50% of AS (25% of A Level).

Unit 2: Coursework - approx 50 hours 50% of AS (25% of A Level).

Unit 3: 2 hour written exam 25% of A Level.

Unit 4: Coursework - approx 60 hours 25% of A Level.

Future opportunities

Useful for University Degree Courses in Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning, Product Design, Various apprenticeships, Fashion Designing, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Buyer and Pattern Cutting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years