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Design and Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) at The Arnewood School

Course description

The syllabus followed and outlined below is AQA. The specification encourages candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

The course allows students to become organised and creative thinkers, able to find “outside the box” ways in which to solve problems. Design and technology also enhances organisation and work presentation skills through the submission of  coursework.


Course content

Unit 1 – PROD1 Materials, Components and Application

  • Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions
  • Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two
  • Section 3 contains one compulsory question
  • Available in June only

Unit 2 – PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making

  • Written (or electronic) design portfolio
  • Manufactured outcome(s)
  • Coursework may take a number of forms: a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work
  • Available in June only

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above which must include an appropriate technology subject.


  • Unit 1 – Two hour written examination taken in June. Weighting = 25% (50% AS)
  • Unit 2 – Coursework totalling approximately 50 hours. Weighting =25% (50% AS)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

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