3D Product Design And Technology

A-Level
AQA

Reasons to study this course

  • You have a passion for design and problem solving.
  • You have a creative and practical mind.
  • You want to progress into areas as varied as 3D Design, Business, Sports Design, Ergonomics, Automotive Design and Architecture

 

What you will study

Composites, metals, polymers and timbers and how their different properties suit different products and processes. Green and sustainable design, biodegradable materials, methods of production, inclusive design solutions. Individual products and how they relate to modern manufacturing systems, ICT in manufacturing and Product Design, the work of designers as well as human needs and factors.

How you will be assessed

50% exams, 50% coursework

Year 1 (AS Level) – coursework set using exam board themes used as a starting point.

Year 2 (A-Level) – self-set project assessed by your tutor and moderated by the exam board.

Progression

University degrees at top level universities, such as Loughborough, Brunel, Coventry, Liverpool and Manchester in the following courses: Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ergonomics, Marketing, Manufacturing/Production, Architecture, Computer-aided Design / Manufacture, together with a full range of craft-based subjects. Apprenticeships in similar fields. Priestley alumni have gone on to careers with companies such as Jaguar, Kellogg’s, Formula One McLaren and Shell, BP, Sellafield and Bentley.