Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a creative streak and enjoy creating full size working prototypes, scaled furniture or architectural models using a range of materials. There is the opportunity to create ideas within several areas including product design, architecture, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture. Students should enjoy practical work and problem solving.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have a creative streak and enjoy creating full-size working prototypes, scaled models or architectural models.
  • Enjoy problem solving and practical work
  • Have an interest in either Furniture Design, Architecture, Product Design, Engineering, Industrial Design, Motorsport Design or Automotive Design
  • Are preparing for a wide range of higher education courses and employment
  • Many students go on to further education in areas including Product Design and Industrial Design, Engineering and Furniture Design

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by practical work (60%) and an exam (40%). Core Units: 

  • Personal Investigation
  • Externally Set Assignment

What skills will you develop?

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Product Design 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Model Making 
  • Stage Set Design 
  • Jewellery Design 
  • Ceramic Design 
  • Architecture 
  • Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship 
  • Architectural Apprenticeship 
  • CAD Apprenticeship 

A Level

Course Leader:
Nathan Daniel

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE English at grade 4 or above with an average points score of 3.2.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by practical work (60%) and an exam (40%).