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AQA Product Design (3D Design)

AQA Product Design is a 2 year A Level course that enables students to Design and Make creative Products to solve real life problems and fulfil design needs.  The structure is as follows:

  • AS builds up students’ knowledge and understanding of Materials, Components and their Application.  As well as being an opportunity to design and make a product of their own.
  • A2 teaches students about the Design industry, the Market influences that Designers must consider and the industrial processes involved.  Again there is a major Design and Make coursework Project. 
  • Overall the course is 50% Coursework (1 AS Project and 1 A2 Project) and 50% Externally Examined (1 AS Exam and 1 A2 Exam.)

The course is both creative and technical and prepares students effectively for careers in the following; Product Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Joinery/Cabinet Making, Manufacturing, CAD Draughtsman

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