A-Level Product Design

A-Level Product Design


Mr C Davidson




A-Level Product Design


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

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

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You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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