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Design & Technology (Product Design)AS LevelA2 Level

Constant developments in society and technology demand the need for new product designers. This course will appeal to students with an enquiring technological mind, who enjoy communicating their ideas through a wide range of resistant materials & graphic media.

Design & Technology leads to well-developed skills in approaches to problem solving. You will have well developed and innovative approaches to visual communication and will develop a high level of creative thinking which would be invaluable to any employment situation.

SPCC Technology Dept @stpaulsdtdept
  • Product Design is a great way to expand your drawing and intellectual skills in creating the perfect and influential product.
  • I chose product design as it is my passion and I have always thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating objects for particular clients.

Course Content

1. Technical principles

2. Designing and making principles

Non-Exam Assessment

What's assessed

Practical application of technical principles and designing and making principles.

How it's assessed

Single design and make project. Context set by AQA.

80 marks

50% of AS


What's assessed

Technical principles

Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

50% of AS


Short answer and extended response.

Key Facts

  • Course Level AS/A2 Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 70% Coursework 30%
  • Assessor AQA
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9. 6+ GCSE Product Design or Resistant Materials. GCSE
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment