Product Design

Students will learn and apply key design skills, building confidence to take design risks. Through the encouragement of innovation
and creativity you will develop an understanding of new and emerging technologies, recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impact today’s world. You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of components and process, including product development through prototyping, realisation and manufacture. 

 

Where can this course lead?

Apprenticeships 

Junior Product Designer, Service technician, Civil Engineering Technician, Plumber, Design & Draughting Technician, Engineering Model Maker.

Degree Courses

Product Design (inc textiles), Systems & Control Technology, Art, Graphic Design, Media, Music Technology, Computing, Maths, Physics, Photography, Engineering.

Careers

Aerospace Engineer, Animator, Architect, Bricklayer, Building Control Officer, CNC Machinist, Computer-aided Design, Costume Designer, Electrician, Lighting Technician, Medical Illustrator, Petroleum Engineer, Photographer, Plumber, Quantity surveyor, Teacher.

What do students think? 

  • “Having studied DT at GCSE, I feel the A Level course has exceeded my expectations. It has allowed me to develop my own creative skills and guided me on my future pathway.” 
  • “The guidance I have received from the department has allowed me to develop within the subject. Staff have also helped to guide me and prepare me for university.” 

 

Student Destinations

  • Jen is now studying Product Design at Nottingham Trent University. 
  • Former head girl Georgina is now completing a degree level project management degree apprenticeship with Raytheon. 

 

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Design & Technology

or grade Merit or above in Engineering Studies

Assessment

Exam Board - Edexcel

Assessment

50% Exam

50% Coursework

When?

100% Year 13

Average Class Size

8