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St Peter's
Catholic School

Product Design

Mrs F August

Head of Design Technology

The Team

Mrs F Brown     DT Technician 
Miss J Kendall     Teacher of Design Technology
Mr P McCaul Teacher of Design Technology
Mr T Miller    Headteacher
Mr P Nutting Teacher of Design Technology
Mrs D Ridgers DT Technician
Mr G Scott DT Technician

Introduction to the Department

Design, develop, and make innovative solutions for everyday products. You will study a combination of resistant materials, systems and control and graphics.

Product Design is a suitable option for those wishing to pursue careers in design, architecture, fashion, electronics, engineering and interior design. You will study everyday products and what influences design.

Using this information as inspiration you will design your own products. Through making and modelling you will develop your practical skills. You will design using a range of new technologies including computer aided design and manufacture.

Key Stage 5 Information

Course outline

Paper 1: Technical principles – 2½ hour written exam, 30% of A Level. A mixture of short and extended answer questions.

Paper 2: Designing and making principles  – 1½ hour written exam,  20% of A Level. A mixture of short and extended answer questions.

Non-examination Assessment: A substantial design and make project, 50% of A Level.

Trips:

• Warner Brother Studios – the making of Harry Potter

• National Design Competitions.