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Examination Board:  AQA

Course Leaders: Mr J Wells

Entry Requirements:  Minimum 6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 6 or above.
Design Technology at Grade C or above.

Course Content:

Product Design aims to foster intellectual curiosity about the design and manufacture of products, as well as improving practical skills such as sketching, making and CAD CAM.

Through a combination of short, focused practical tasks and extended design projects, you will develop your ability as a designer to create and prototype innovative solutions to the needs and wants of a client in response to real-world problems.

You will also establish a comprehensive understanding of the materials, processes and professional practices that shape the way that modern designers operate.

The Design and Technology building provides a calm and focused working environment, and all year 12 students are trusted to use independently the various technologies available, such as the laser cutters, 3D printers and workshop equipment.

Future Prospects: Product Design A-Level will prepare you for a university degree or apprenticeship in a range of design-related subjects, such as Product Design, Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design and Computer-Aided Design.

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