Design & Technology

A Level

Product Design Graphic Products

Product Design explores how the needs of consumers can be met through high quality design.
The A2 level Product Design course enables students who wish to go into the design profession to develop a portfolio of work that is essential when applying for design based university courses or apprenticeships. Our alumni went on to study Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design.


Year 1
Theory & Small Coursework Projects
Year 2
Theory & Final Coursework Project
Component 1: Principles of Design & Technology
All designers must understand how to design and make products that can be made using existing
industrial methods and materials. Principles of Design & Technology develops students’ knowledge and understanding of industrial processes, materials and techniques so that they are able to confidently design creative and realistic solutions to a variety of design problem. They will also study factors that influence the development of different products and how the design and manufacturing industry works. The course has a mathematical element that requires students to apply mathematical principles to the process of product design development.
Component 2: Independent Design & Make Project
The Design & Make Project enables students to create and develop a product from the initial analysis of a problem through to product evaluation and testing. The project will include: researching, creating and developing ideas through sketches, 3D modelling and CAD, Planning to manufacture and the manufacture of a 3D prototype of a product. Students will have
access to the department’s variety of technologies including Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, a 3D Printer, Injection Moulding Machine, a Vacuum Former, Metal casting machine amongst other facilities.


50% Examination and 50% Coursework.
Component 1: 50% - Externally Assessed.
Component 2: 50% - Internally Assessed.


Mr N Taylor: (HOF)