What will I be doing?
Designing and manufacturing high quality prototypes to solve problems or to enhance lifestyles. Learning about key Product Design principles.
Where will I be based?
You will be based in a workshop as it is a practical subject using cutting edge technology. You will use excellent CAD/ CAM facilities such as 3D Printers and Laser Cutters.
What Units do I study?
Unit 1: Design and Making Principles
Unit 2: A Single Design and Making Project (Non-exam Assessment – Coursework based in class)
Unit 3: Technical principles
Unit 4: Design and Making Practice (Non-exam Assessment – Coursework based in class).
What are the Entry Requirements?
B Grade in GCSE Product Design is ideal. Other practical or creative (Engineering/ Art) subject B/5 Grade or Merit also considered. 5 A*-C/9-4 in any other subjects can also apply for the course.
What skills do I need?
You need to enjoy a practical environment, be a creative problem solver, an independent learner, interested in design and determined to succeed.
What happens after A Level?
You can go onto studying Product Design, Graphics, Architecture, 3D Design, Jewellery/Fashion Design, Transport Design, Video Game Design or any other creative subject at University. This can then lead to a career in these areas.