At A2, the specification offers students the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills from AS. Students will continue to develop a body of coursework alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial production and manufacture.
Product Design goes well with many subjects. If you want a career in Design and Engineering routes you might consider Science and Maths A-Levels to Business Studies and vocational pathways.Business Maths Biology Chemistry Physics
Product Design could take you into a number of exciting career paths. Of course there’s product or automotive design - but what about CAD or animation? This course could take you into architecture, teaching, manufacturing, advertising or engineering.
Product Design gives you the chance to experiment with different ideas whilst exploring how they can be manufactured. We had the chance to work on projects with real clients such as Artemide and Aston University.- Alex Flanagan
A2 Product Design is a challenging subject that allows you to showcase your creative abilities.- Waseem Hussain
Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting.
PROD3 Design and Manufacture
Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections
Students answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section
PROD4 Design and Making Coursework
Students submit evidence of a substantial designing and making activity