Design & Technology: Product Design

Why study this A Level subject?

Product design describes the act of conceptualizing, planning, creating and implementing a product using architectural or engineering related studies and tools. It is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers.

Topics of study at A Level

CAD, CAM, Resistant Materials, Smart Materials

Opportunities beyond the classroom

Students will visit industry and business to understand how they operate and function. The HCS D&T department also now hosts its own biennial Design Conference, where a series of Old Herefordian (OH) Designers, Engineers and professionals come to display their work and talk to the students of HCS and local schools about their work. We also attend the New Designers exhibition in London where the top universities and design students display their work to industry.

What this subject might lead to

Students have gone on to study a variety of subjects such as: 3D Design, Product Design, different areas of Engineering, Architecture, Graphics and Advertising, to name but a few.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

A GCSE in any area of Design & Technology, Design, Art or just an interest in areas such as Engineering, Product Design or Architecture.