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Product Design A Level

Curriculum

Product Design a Level

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Studying the course

Product Design is a broad and varied subject that encompasses a wide and diverse range of skills, from creativity and designing, to project management and resource planning. As a subject, Product Design embodies skills that can be transferable to a whole wealth of pathways. Product Design has become ever more popular with universities citing the fact that it encourages students to think outside of the box and creatively to solve problems; problem solving being a key skill recognized by universities and employers.鈥

Studying Product Design at Shireland embraces a broad range of areas that will encourage you to think about topics including, sustainability, social and ethical issues, material sciences and manufacturing techniques, all of which are studied alongside the coursework and practical elements of the course. We have state of the art facilities, including impressive 3D Printers, five workshops and several industrial level pieces of equipment.鈥

In 2016 the government identified that the UK needs over one million new designers and engineers to continue to lead the world in this field, as such Product Design has become an extremely popular route for students to take through to university, with the skills learned on this course supporting your future in design or engineering.鈥

Career pathways

Graduates of Product Design are highly employable due to the variety of practical skills learned. Graduates can expect employment in the following fields: Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Project Management Careers, Skilled Labour.鈥

Course structure

   
   
   
Focus    
   
Content    
   
Outcome    
Year 12 Component 2 鈥 Design and Make Portfolio Coursework 鈥 Identify, Research, Design, Develop, Manufacture, Test and Evaluate Portfolio
Sketch work
Prototype
Year 13 Component 1 鈥 Design and Technology in the 21st Century Theory 鈥 4 Projects; Materials and Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Sustainable Design and Design History 3 hour exam at the end of Year 2