Product Design (Collaboration Course)

Product Design

AS & A2
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Course Overview

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.

Design and Technology is concerned with the application of skills, knowledge and understanding, of innovation, product analysis, human responsibility, public interaction, materials and components.

This specification encourages learners to use creativity when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and 

How is the Course Assessed?

AS Level - 40% of the A level

50% Non Examined Assessment (NEA) 80 Marks: Design and Make task Approx 40 hours

Informal sketchbook. Formal Portfolio and Product

50% Examination (2.5 hours) 80 Marks: A mix of structured and extended writing questions to assess the understanding of:

- Core Technical Principles of Design
- Specialist Product Design Principles and Materials
- History of Design, Design decisions and wider issues in Design Technology


A2: Level (Year 2) 60% of the A Level

50% NEA 100 Marks: One design and make task based on a WJEC Contextual Challenge.

50% EXAM 100 Marks: A mix of structured and extended writing and design questions

What Next?

With the wide skill set you will gain in Design Technology you can take the course in to many different academic and vocational careers.
The main areas of interest and career pathways for 
students are:

  • Engineering (All types) Architecture
  • Graphic or Fashion Design
  • Product design & Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Computing and Technical Design
  • Carpentry, Plumbing, Mechanics and Construction
  • Product Development
  • Buying and Selling
  • Teaching
  • Freelance Design
  • Science and Maths


Specific Entry Requirements

6 GCSE A* - C Grades.

Study of Art or DT GCSE is desirable but not essential. If no DT or Art GCSE then GCSE in Mathematics and English Grade C. 

You will be able to apply for this course at interview.