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Product Design AS Level at Monkseaton High School

Course description

Are you interested in the design of things around you? Do you realise that this course can lead on to careers in product design, architecture, automotive design, jewellery design, packaging design, fashion or engineering?

Key Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Management and leadership skills concerning a project
  • Independently learning skills
  • Time management

Entry requirements

5 GSCE grades A*-C/9-5. Students must also achieve at least C grade in a technology or design based subject.


Paper 1 Core technical principles and designing and making principles

This is a written exam that the students sit at the end of year 12 which is worth 50% of their AS. It consists of a combination of multiple choice, short and extended responses.

Coursework (Non exam assessment)

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

This is a single design-and-make project from a set context set by AQA. Students will produce a digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year