Course: AS and A level


Board: AQA


Entry Requirements: GCSE Resistant Materials, Product Design or Graphics Grade C and above.


Course Description

Unit Content Assessment
AS Unit 1:Materials, Components and Application


 Based on primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections.  

Weighting:  50% of AS (25% of A-Level)

Externally Assessed

2 Hour Exam


AS Unit 2:Learning Through Designing and Making


Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design and make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work.  

Internally assessed

Weighting: 50% of AS (25% of A-level)


 A2 Unit 3:

Design and Manufacture

 Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections.


 2 Hour Exam

Weighting: 25% of A-level


A2 Unit 3Design and Making Practice Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial design and making activity.  Weighting: 25% of A-Level


The Product Design industry is a rapidly growing area.  It is exciting, innovative and creative with the possibilities for a range of careers.


Courses in Higher Education which lead on from this course:


Resistant Materials:

Product Design

Furniture Design                                              Interior Design

Industrial Design                                             Materials Science

Other areas:

Graphic Design                                                 Art and Design

Computer Graphics


Head of Department: Mr Chana