DT Product Design

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Product Design

Are you imaginative, creative and innovative? Do you enjoy making things and solving problems? If so, Design & Technology is the subject for you! 


During the course you’ll complete a series of short design and make projects. During the course you will complete a series of short design and make projects and learn about the latest innovations in materials and technology. GCSE Design & Technology in Year 11 will be based on a design brief set by the exam board and will focus on a material area of wood.




Qualification: GCSE
Examination Board: Edexcel
Specification Code: 603/0406/6 

Topics Covered

During the course you will learn about a range of creative and technical skills across a broad range of disciplines; including fabrics, metals, woods, modern materials, plastics and electronics.

You will learn how to combine these material areas in new and inventive ways to create exciting 
products that will help people, environments and day to day living.

The theory will cover all material areas, their 
applications and uses, and the science and maths behind design.


Component 1: Exam - 2 hours

Component 2: Design & Make task (coursework) - 35 hours


Course Progression

Achieving a GCSE in Design and Technology will allow you to progress to level 3 courses such as Product Design A level. This course is available at our Sixth Form.

Career Opportunities

There are many careers related to Design and Technology. They range from architecture, product design, engineering, furniture design to manufacturing and teaching.