A-Level Product Design

A-Level Product Design

SUBJECT LEADER

Mr C Davidson

EXAM BOARD

AQA

SPECIFICATION LINK

A-Level Product Design

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grade 5 in GCSE Product Design or Graphic Products.

Why choose A-Level Product Design

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.The UK needs approximately 1.5 million more employees to work within the creative industries over the next 10 years, and the same number
again to fill gaps in the engineering sector. A Level Product Design will prepare you to follow a variety of job roles within these fields in an enjoyable and dynamic learning environment.

What you will study in A Level Product Design

You will learn how to research and analyse existing situations and products, develop your own design ideas
through a variety of sketching and modelling processes and become proficient in manufacturing and
making skills.


We will look at Design movements and notable designers from modern history and the impact they have
had on contemporary design. In order to create efficient and sophisticated products, we will study the
working characteristics of a range of materials and how to test some of these properties.


Becoming better designers and communicators will be explored through learning about sketching, CAD and
developing our written communication

How you will be assessed in A-Level Product Design

There will be a non-exam assessment comprising a:

Substantial design and make project
100 marks
50% of A-level

Two written exam papers as follows:
Designing and making principles
1 hour and 30 minutes – 80 marks – 20% of A-level

Technical principles
2 hours and 30 minutes – 120 marks – 30% of A-level

Additional Information

Please do not hesitate to contact me at The Blandford School if
you require further information cdavidson@blandfordschool.org.uk