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
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.
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1. Technical principles
2. Designing and making principles
Practical application of technical principles and designing and making principles.
How it's assessed
Single design and make project. Context set by AQA.
50% of AS
Designing and making principles
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
Short answer and extended response.
Written exam: 2.5 hours
30% of A-level
Mixture of short answer and extended response.
Written exam: 1.5 hours
20% of A-level
Product Analysis: 30 marks
Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s)
Commercial manufacture: 50 marks
Mixture of short and extended response questions
Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles.
Substantial design and make project
50% of A-level
Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.