THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Design: Product

Key Stage 5

Exam Board: AQA

Contact: Miss R. Gregory

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 an economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.

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.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5 + GCSE DT Grade 4

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.

Assessment

AS LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1: Core technical principles 2 hour written exam 50% (25% of A2)
Non-exam assessment Single project 50% (25% of A2)
A LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1:Design and Making Principles 2 hour written exam 25%
Paper 2:Product analysis & commercial manufacture 2 hour written exam 25%
Non-exam assessment Substantial design & make task 50%