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GCSE Product Design

Why study GCSE Product Design?

Product Design is a very engaging subject where students get the chance to be creative and develop imaginative and functional prototypes which lead to making a high quality product. 

You will learn lots of interesting things about a range of materials, products and processes.  Product Design also gives students the chance to develop creative and innovative thinking, use imagination and experimentation, learn to critique and refine your own ideas and work of others, gain decision making and communication skills, independence, teamwork and  perseverance. All vital skills required for the world of work.

Product Design is one of the most successful GCSE subjects offered at SVC.  Our results are consistently in the top 10% of all D&T departments in the UK. 86% of students got a level 4-9, in 2023.

Where can it take you?

Student who pursue product design can go onto study D&T Product Design A-Level at Long Road and Bishop Laney or Graphic Design Diploma at Long Road. This can then lead onto a variety of jobs such as: product designer, engineer, fashion designer, graphic designer, packaging designer, games designer, web designer, automotive designer, website designer, architect, carpenter, builder, construction manager, manufacturing engineer, manufacturing manager, market researcher, animator, film set designer, teacher and many more.

Exam Board 

Eduqas Design & Technology (Product Design) 

Electronics, Graphics and Resistant Materials no longer exists and is now all called D&T Product Design 

The course is broken down into 2 components: 

Component 1 (Exam): 2 hour exam paper 50% 100 Marks 

Component 2 (Coursework): Approximately 35 hours of Design and Make task 50% 100 Marks 

For further information about the curriculum for Product design please see the table below.