Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Design Technology (Product Design) (9DT0)

What is 'A' Level Product Design about?

'A' Level Product Design seeks to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing products. It encompasses a wide range of design disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products using graphic materials.

Is this course for me?

To follow this course you will need to have taken Graphic Products, Resistant Materials or a similar Design Technology GCSE course. You will also need to meet the minimum academic standards set out in our sixth form entry requirements.

What else do I need to know?

Effective time management is essential. This includes making good use of private study time working independently in the design areas.

What do other students say?

Good quality design work requires a lot of concentration and commitment, but when you see the professional results that can be achieved, its well worth the effort.

Progression from GCSE and beyond to HE/Careers

We’ve designed the GCSE and AS/A level qualifications together to ensure clear progression of knowledge, understanding and design/making skills so that students will have a coherent experience of moving from the breadth of the GCSE to the specialisation depth of A level and beyond.

Where could it lead?

Taking this subject could lead to a career in all areas of Design including, Product Design and Development, Architecture, Marketing and many areas of Engineering including Civil  and Mechanical Engineering, and Product Manufacture.

How is the course structured? 

This course follows the Pearson Edexcel Product Design course 9DT0 which first become available for teaching from September 2017. Please click here for details