Product Design (3-D Design) helps students take a broad view of design and technology, make products and develop their capacity to design and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, marketing and manufacture.

The specification retains much of the content of the previous A-level specification and continues to provide students with the opportunity to design and make a product (or in the case of AS, a number of smaller products) in both years of the course.

The course has 50 per cent coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Why study 3D Product Design?

  • Do you wonder why things look like they do?
  • Thought of being an architect?
  • Like to design and make things for yourself and others?
  • Thinking of a career in Design or a Creative area?
  • Do you want a challenge that can benefit your family?
  • Create a piece of affordable bespoke furniture?

If so, then how about studying 3D Product Design, an interesting subject that is worth UCAS points?

Which course will I study?

AQA Design and Technology : Product Design ( 3D design)

What Qualifications do I need?

Ideally a “B” or above at GCSE in Resistant Materials or Graphic Products, however applications will be considered from students without, if you can convince us you should be on the course. There is a quantity of written material so a C or better in English will be required.

What does the course involve?

There are 4 units, 2 in each year with both the AS and A2 consisting of a portfolio of evidence supporting a practical design and build task and a written exam.

PROD1 Materials, Components and Application
PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making
PROD3 Design and Manufacture
PROD4 Design and Making Practice