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Design and Technology: Product Design A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

The course gives an opportunity for students to develop their own creative capability and technical understanding. Emphasis is placed upon the design of products for the real world. The students combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices through the completion of a number of open ended and focused design activities. Emphasis is placed upon learning through the completion of practical activity. Where possible, theoretical work is related to the design projects in order that it is seen to be both meaningful and relevant. Students are encouraged to undertake product analysis through the disassembly of commercial artifacts. Throughout the course students will develop their critical awareness of the work of other designers.

Entry requirements

6+ GCSEs A*–C including C+ in any design and technology GCSE.


AS level
DT1 Designing, innovation, materials,industrial and commercial practice (20% written examination)
DT2 Design & make task (30% coursework)

A2 level
DT3 Human responsibility, public interaction, production systems and control. (20% written examination)
DT4 Major project (30% coursework)

Future opportunities

Product Design is a qualifying subject for a wide range of degree courses at universities including product design, 3D design, interior design, fashion design, architecture, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing, teaching and many more. It is also widely accepted and valued by many employers who understand the skills needed for this A level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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