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Design & Technology: Product Design

Constant developments in society and technology demand the need for new product designers. This course will appeal to students with an enquiring technological mind, who enjoy communicating their ideas through a wide range of resistant materials & graphic media.

Design & Technology leads to well-developed skills in approaches to problem solving. You will have well developed and innovative approaches to visual communication and will develop a high level of creative thinking which would be invaluable to any employment situation.

  • Product Design is a great way to expand your drawing and intellectual skills in creating the perfect and influential product.
  • I chose product design as it is my passion and I have always thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating objects for particular clients.

Course Content


What's assessed

Technical principles

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes

120 marks

30% of A-level


Short answer and extended response.


What's assessed

Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

Written exam: 1 hours and 30 minutes

80 marks

20% of A-level


Short answer and extended response.

Section A:

Product Analysis: 30 marks

Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s)

Section B:

Commercial manufacture: 50 marks

Mixture of short and extended response questions


What's assessed

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles.

How it's assessed

Substantial design and make project

100 marks

50% of A-level


Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

Key Facts

  • Course Level A Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 50% Coursework 50%
  • Assessor AQA
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 5-9.
  • Online Learning Materials via Gateway and OneNote
  • Twitter SPCC Technology Dept @stpaulsdtdept