ProductDesignQRThe Course

If you want use your creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, then you will love the Design & Technology: Product Design A level course. We have excellent facilities that will allow you to experiment with and develop your skills in CAD modelling, drawing and presentation techniques, 3D CAM model making and you will have access to well-equipped engineering and wood workshops to help with the hands-on parts of the course.


Externally Assessed Examinations:
Paper 1 Technical principles - 2 hours and 30 minutes 30%
Paper 2 Designing and making principles - 1 hour and 30 minutes 20%
NEA (non-exam assessment) Substantial design and make project with a written or digital design portfolio 50%

Entry Requirements

Any DT GCSE grade 5
BTEC Level 2

Careers & Higher Education

Destinations for A level product design students in the past have included Universities to undertake degrees in product design, architecture, civil engineering, and building surveying degrees; Babcock International (Plymouth) to undertake higher level apprenticeships in marine architecture, mechanical engineering & manufacturing, fabrication and business administration; Princess Yachts (Plymouth) to undertake higher level apprenticeships in carpentry/boat building.

Further Advice & Information

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




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