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Design & Technology (Product Design) AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's School

Course description

Product Design (3D) involves the study of materials and the manufacturing skills required to produce functioning prototypes. The course will provide you with a wide range of skills and experiences that prepare you for the next step.

Course content

At AS students develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and final disposal.

At A Level students move on to look at more advanced processes and production methods.

Entry requirements

In addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements you will need a GCSE grade B in Science and Maths.


Assessment at AS Level is by written examination and coursework at  A level assessment is by 100% examination.

At AS there is a 2 hour written exam covering 25% of the A Level plus 50 hours of coursework.

At A Level there is a further 2 hour exam making up 25% of the final grade plus 60 hours coursework.

Future opportunities

BA, BSc or Degree in a range of Design Courses e.g.  Architecture, Graphic Design,  Product/Furniture Design and Engineering.Employment in the creative and vocational industries e.g.

Carpentry Apprentice, Junior Graphic Designers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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