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Product Design A-Level at George Salter Academy

Course description

This course helps students to develop a broad view of Design and Technology, developing skills in both the creative designing of a product and following it through to the completion of the constructed product. It enables students to appreciate the complex relations between designs, materials, manufacture and marketing. Product Design provides students with the opportunity to be creative in thought and then develop the creative ideas into a finished product relating this to its place in the current markets.

Progression routes from this course

University to study design and engineering or gain employment through apprenticeship.

AS modules/units

Prod 1: Materials Components and Applications

Prod 2: Coursework

AS assessment

Prod 1: External examination

Prod 2: Internal marking, external moderation

A2 modules/units

Prod 3: Design and Manufacture

Prod 4: Designing and Making Practice

A2 assessment

Prod 3: External examination

Prod 4: Internal marking, external moderation

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* – C including English, Mathematics and a Design and Technology subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years