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Product Design A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture. It is intelligence made visible. Everything you touch or use has been designed by someone. Product Design offers the chance to get creative and innovative to develop products to enhance life.

Students will develop design skills and learn about the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing. Product design covers all areas of the design process and students will explore innovative materials and equipment to bring their designs to life.

Course content

The course has been designed to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. In both years students will undertake a project from analysis and research to designing and developing a solution through to a prototype stage. Students will also undertake an exam to test knowledge and understanding of the design process.

Entry requirements

Either GCSE Product Design, Resistant Materials or Graphic Products at grade B or above.



Future opportunities

Following a Product Design course there is a wide variety of careers that students could follow. These include: interior designers, space planners, furniture designers, lighting designers, 3D designers, exhibition designers, product designers, CAD technicians, specifiers/FF&E designers, visualisers, architectural technicians and project managers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September