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Design and Technology - Product Design 3D A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

This course has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Entry requirements

This course builds on the KS4 programme of study for Design and Technology and therefore it would be beneficial for students to have studied GCSE Product Design before commencing this course.


  • Unit 1: PROD1 Materials, Components and Application (25% of the total A2 marks) - 2 hour written paper
  • Unit 2: PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making (25% of the total A2 marks) - Coursework approximately 50 hours
  • Unit 3: PROD3 Design and Manufacture (25% of the total A2 marks) - 2 hour written paper
  • Unit 4: PROD4 Design and Making Practice (25% of the total A2 marks) - Coursework - approximately 60 hours 

Future opportunities

Design and technology prepares students for a number of career paths in industry and business and gives access to further study at degree or HND level in some of the following areas: engineering/production/manufacturing design; fashion, textiles and 3D design; graphic and advertising design; landscape, environmental and architectural design; product and industrial design. An A Level in product design opens up many opportunities for a career in various aspects of design and engineering; marketing and project planning.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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