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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Product Design

Why study Product Design?

A Level Design and Technology; Production Design offers two pathways, Resistant Materials Technology and Graphic Products.

The specification equips students with design skills for the future and an ability to recognise design needs and develop an understanding how current global issues impact on today’s world.  The qualification encourages creativity and innovation so that students will have the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as they develop their own design brief with a client/end user.

Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of equipment throughout the Design and Technology department.  This includes CAD and CAM equipment such as specialist software and laser cutters.

Where does this subject lead me?

The course leads me to a range of degree level courses, such as engineering, Architecture and Product Design. 

Why our students like this course

‘If you loved any form of technology at GCSE you will certainly enjoy it at a higher level…’              

'I can say with certainty that Product Design is by far the most creative and dynamic subjects.  My love for resistant materials was first sparked when I took it as one of my GCSE choices and it’s really helped in my understanding and development involving both the knowledge and skills which involved in Product Design.  If you loved any form of technology at GCSE you will certainly enjoy it at a higher level of educational studies!'

Entry Requirements
A GCSE in this subject is desirable but not essential.

Exam
The course is assessed through one written examination which is worth 50% of the qualification and one independent design and make project, which is also worth 50% of the qualification.