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Two Year Course
What do I need to study this course?
You will need five GCSEs at grade 4, which should include GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths and a GCSE in either Art or Design (if studied). If you did not have the opportunity to study Art or Design at GCSE entry onto the course will be dependent on the successful completion of a design task set by the department.
What will I study?
You will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology. Developing computer and physical modelling skills, you will use your creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering your own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Studying product design will equip you with the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries. Students studying the subject have progressed onto a range of degree courses including: Product Design, Industrial Design, Automotive Design, Engineering, Architecture, and CAD Design.