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Design & Technology:Product Design A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to develop your creative abilities by advancing your practical skills, designing skills and theoretical knowledge.

Course content

You will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put your learning in to practice by producing products of your choice in your chosen specialist material area. 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Electronic Products, Systems and Control or Product Design 


All of the Design and Technology specifications are currently being finalised by QCA. Our current preferences are:

Exam board AQA: 7552: Core Principles and Techniques (exam 25%), Specialist Principles and Techniques (exam 25%), Design and Make Task (coursework 50%)

Exam board OCR: H406 – Principles of Product Design (exam 25%), Unseen Challenge (design exam 25%), Iterative Design Project (coursework 50%)

Both of the courses being considered are 50% Exam and 50% Coursework.

Future opportunities


University Courses:


3D Design and Craft Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Architecture, Computer aided Engineering, Construction Sustainable Design, Creative Technology, Design and Technology, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Design, Furniture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Materials Science and Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Robotics and Automation, Sustainable Product Design


Some of the Advanced apprenticeships available are:

Automotive Parts, Medical Engineering, Fire Testing Technician, Computer Aided Design, Quality Engineering, Production Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, RAF apprenticeships: Avionics, Survival Equipment, Aircraft technician, General Technician. Mechanical Engineering: 3M UK plc.

Higher Apprenticeships are available in the following:

Automotive Engineering ,Technology Retail, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Communication Infrastructure 

World of Work:

This is course will give you the confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative, engineering or manufacturing industries. To enter this field you will generally need further on the job training. Creative Art worker, Junior Book Cover Designer, Junior Graphic Designer, Junior CAD operator ,Trainee Quantity Surveyor, D&T School Technician, Trainee field operative vacancies involving practical skills.

The manufacturing sector is the 6th biggest employer in the UK, employing over 3 million people. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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