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Design & Technology: Product Design

Staff Contact:

Mrs Christine Bass:

Course Content:

This course is a creative and thought provoking qualification which will give you practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of design related careers. You will investigate historical, cultural and economic influences of design as well as how technology has and influenced products we use every day.  You will also explore the design and creation of products for the future.


25% core design principles written exam; 

25% specialist knowledge and skills written exam.

50% practical design and make exam  

Exam Board AQA

Results 2019:

A*-B 50% | A*-C 100%

Entry requirements:

Sixth Form entry criteria plus a minimum GCSE grade 5 in a design related subject such as Resistant Materials, Graphic Design, Product Design, Fine Art, Textiles or Photography. 

Career Opportunities:

Product Design


Degrees in design related courses 



Industry Links and Work Experience & Trips

Cardiff University Fab Lab

Warwick University Workshops

Design Museum

Jaguar and Honda

Gloucestershire University

Cardiff University

Design trips regularly offered

Very pleased with the level of commitment the teachers put in to help the students. A huge thank you for all you do!

Parental Exit Survey


Student profile

Tabitha Roberts

Previous School Kingshill

Studying Product Design, Psychology, Business and EPQ

Ambition to study Product Design at University