What will be studied?
Students will study areas such as materials and their applications, modern industrial and commercial practice, digital design and manufacture, and health and safety. Students will also complete a design and make project to a set brief looking into various areas including construction techniques, ergonomics and anthropometrics, and CAD and CAM. The core content of the specification builds on and extends prior knowledge secured at GCSE level Design & Technology.
How will I be assessed?
The A level course consists of two exam papers as well as a coursework project of your choice.
- Paper 1 = 30% of A level
- Paper 2 = 20% of A Level
- Coursework project = 50%
Product Design is a route into a variety of careers within the creative and engineering industries. Architecture, graphic/product design, automotive design, game/software design, set design, engineering, and joinery are all examples of possible careers that can be followed after the course. An A level in Product Design is also looked upon favourably in many other careers as employers look for creativity in their employees.
If you need any further information about studying Product Design, please contact:
Mr Poxon – firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mr Sandhu – email@example.com