Product design

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Why study product design?

Product design teaches students how to design and make products from a range of different materials. The aim of the course is to challenge students to develop innovation, flair and entrepreneurial skills. This course suits students who enjoy designing and making.

Students are encouraged to combine a range of materials including timbers, metals, plastics, packaging and textiles materials to construct a final solution.

Product design develops a wide range of skills that include ICT, CAD (computer aided design) and CAM. Product design also uses specialist technology, machinery and equipment that is being used in industry.

What will I learn?

Students can specialise in different areas including:

  • 3D design
  • graphics and architecture
  • textiles
  • packaging
  • fashion design

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination
  • Controlled assessment task

Future pathways and careers

  • Further education and higher education courses in a range of design and technology subjects
  • Industrial design
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, advertising, or sales
  • Architecture
  • Interior and sustainable design

Examination board


For more information on product design, contact Mrs Carefoot via email:

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