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Where can Product Design take me?

If you want to continue in further study within the fields of Design, Engineering, Product Design or other design

related industries. Careers are far reaching and range from industrial or product design, exhibition design,

advertising, marketing or sales. A degree in the subject is essential if you wish to enter the field of education.

Design: Product

A LEVEL / AQA Contact: Miss R Gregory

What do our students say?

“Product Design is a subject which

encourages independent work and

provides you with an opportunity to

develop practical capabilities. It can be as

challenging as you wish, allowing you to

master new skills.”


Course Overview

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and

confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries.

Students will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and

technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their


Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills

sought by higher education and employers.

Students will have an opportunity to design and make a product based on their own choice and work with a

real life client to realise their final product for their NEA.

A Level


% of course

Paper 1 - Design & Making principles

Paper 2 -

Product analysis & commercial manufacture

Non-exam assessment

2 hour written exam

2 hour written exam

Substantial design & make task




General Entry Requirements

+ GCSE DT Grade 4