Product Design

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Delivered in partnership with Tuxford Academy

Exam Board – AQA

Qualification – A Level 7552

Entry requirements – GCSE grade 5 in English, Maths, Science and a Design and Technology subject

Course specification

The A Level Product Design course has been developed to be a creative and thought-provoking qualification that gives students the opportunity to develop a high level of practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of creative careers and industries.

Throughout the course students will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by developing solutions to problems and client briefs.

A Level Product Design provides the opportunity for students to unleash their creativity based around a user-centred, iterative design process.

Syllabus content:

  • technical principals (eg materials, adhesives, health and safety, manufacture, marketing)
  • design and making principles (eg design theory, critical analysis, product life cycles)

Students are examined by:

  • substantial design and make project
  • written exam
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