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Design Technology: Product Design – 3D Design AS and A2 at Broughton Hall High School

Course description

Students will follow the AQA specification which consists of learning through designing, making and exploring how products are made and how they work and creating innovative products which satisfy a specific need.

Course content

Year 12

AS Unit 1 Materials, Components and Applications 50% - Written 2 hour exam.
AS Unit 2 Learning through designing and making 50% - Centre assessed Design Portfolio.

Year 13

A2 Unit 3 Design and Manufacture 50% - Written 2 hour exam.
A2 Unit 4 Design and Manufacture 50% - Centre assessed Design Portfolio.

Entry requirements

The course is open to students who have achieved Grade C or above in a Design and Technology subject. You should have an interest in Design and a desire to create new innovative products. ICT plays an important part of the course and the use of modern CAD/ CAM facilities, such as laser cutters and CNC machines, will be encouraged.

Future opportunities

If you study Product Design you are opening the door to a wide range of exciting career paths including:


Graphic Designer

Interior Designing

Design Technology Teacher


Product Designer


Structural surveying

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Broughton Hall High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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