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Product Design at The Pingle School

Course description

What will I learn on this course?

You will develop your creative problem solving skills within a commercially relevant and realistic framework, whilst obtaining a qualification which is highly valued by universities, industry and commerce.

The course can be taken at both AS and A2 levels by following the units in any of these areas: built environment and construction, engineering, food, graphic products, manufacturing, resistant materials, systems and control and textiles.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is across two objectives:

 AO1 - demonstrate knowledge and understanding.

 AO2 - demonstrate and apply skills, knowledge and understanding.

At AS level you will:

 design, model and analyse new and innovative products through an advanced innovation challenge and reflection test.

 analyse products, making suggestions for further development.

At A2 level you will:

 develop a product with commercial viability for a client through a design, make and evaluate scenario in your area of expertise.

 demonstrate the knowledge of your chosen area under examination conditions.

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no specific compulsory entry qualifications, students should be able to demonstrate creative drawing ability. Previous experience in any design and technology subject is assumed. There is a need for students to see themselves as designers and settle quickly into rigorous work routines, which need to be maintained through self-discipline.

To complete the AS level it is preferable to have:

 five GCSEs, grades A to C - one in a technology subject.

To complete the A2 level you will need to have:

 completed AS product design to a satisfactory grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Pingle School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years