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Joseph Leckie Academy

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Product Design

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades / grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths.  Grade B or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number  of careers; especially those in the creative industries. They will investigate  historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by

producing products  of their choice. Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside skills sought by both higher education  institutes and employers.



Paper 1(2 Hours, 25% of A Level): Core Technical Principles and core designing and making principles.

Paper 2 (2 Hours, 25% of A Level): Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles.

Non-Exam-Assessment (45 Hours, 50% of A Level): Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Most candidates will go on to study a technology  subject as an undergraduate at university. Technology also has helpful links as a subject to those wishing to study art, engineering, maths and architecture at university. Job prospects include Engineer, Architect, Designer, Creative Arts, Graphic Designer and Construction Management.

Course Details

For more information please see Mr N Radburn, Head of Design & Technology

(01922) 721071 ext: 326.