A Level Product Design
OCR (AS: H053, A2: H453)
Who should study Product Design?
This course offers students the opportunity to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas.
Students will be expected to demonstrate innovation and flair when working with concepts and materials; develop an understanding of contemporary design and technologies practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials.
The course comprises of the following four units:
AS Product Design
F521 Advanced Innovation Challenge
Students take part in a timed design challenge based on a pre-released theme, under examination conditions.
F522 The Product Study
Students to investigate an existing product in-depth, resulting in suggestions for improvements. Throughout this module students learn a variety of skills focused upon improving their understanding of researching, designing, developing, testing and evaluating a proposed product.
A2 Product Design
F523 Design, Make & Evaluate
An extensive major project which allows students to demonstrate their designing, making and evaluative skills.
F524 Product Design
This is a written paper that consists of two components
Where it leads
Product Design leads to opportunities in engineering, architecture, construction industry, product development, marketing, automotive design, and various design related disciplines.