3D Design A Level

Design Technology.

What will I learn?

A Level course (2 years)

Unit 1: Personal Investigation:
Students will explore a theme that will allow theme to experiment with many 3D design techniques and produce an end product.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment:
Students will respond to an externally set theme. They will demonstrate a wide range of 3D design skills and explore design possibilities. This preparation work will take place in class and end with a 15 hour test period where a final piece will be put together.

Entry Requirements

Ideally a Grade 4 or above in GCSE Design Technology, also GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. If you haven’t studied design at GCSE then you must demonstrate a genuine commitment and interest; completing the set summer task.

How long will it take to qualify?

2 years

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: Personal Investigation:
A-level weighing 60%.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment:
Internally marked, externally moderated. The 15 hour timed test is staggered over several days.
A-level weighing 40%.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Annual trips to collect primary research and broaden knowledge of existing artists/design and techniques.

Who is this course aimed at?

3D Design is attractive to 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

What next?

Many students go on to further education in areas including Product Design and Industrial Design, Engineering and Furniture Design. There are also courses in computer gaming design and various motorsport design degrees.




  • A Level


  • Design

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,
​​​​​​​Email: info@leggott.ac.uk


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider