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Product Design A Level at Queens` School

Course description

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology
Topic 1: Materials Topic 2: Performance characteristics of materials Topic 3: Processes and techniques Topic 4: Digital technologies Topic 5: Factors influencing the development of products Topic 6: Effects of technological developments Topic 7: Potential hazards and risk assessment Topic 8: Features of manufacturing industries Topic 9: Designing for maintenance and the cleaner environment Topic 10: Current legislation Topic 11: Information handling, Modelling and forward planning Topic 12: Further processes and techniques

Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project
Part 1: Identifying Opportunities for Design Identification of a design problem, investigation of needs and research and specification o Part 2: Designing a Prototype Design ideas, development of design idea, final design solution, review of development and final design and communication of design ideas o Part 3: Making a Prototype Design, manufacture and realisation of a final prototype, including tools and equipment and quality and accuracy o Part 4: Evaluating own Design and Prototype Testing and evaluation

Entry requirements

Students must also have a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and


Component 1:Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 50% of the qualification
Component 2: Non-examined assessment 50% of the qualification

Future opportunities

This subject can lead into a vast range of Design based degree courses such as Architecture, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Furniture Design, Automotive & Transport Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Art & Design and Lighting Design to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens` School directly.

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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