Design and Technology

Exam Board


What is Design and Technology Product Design:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with practical technical knowledge, understanding and skills in designing and manufacturing products using contemporary technologies. These include 3D printing, laser cutting, coding, electronics, CAD and computer modelling.

Who might enjoy this course?

This qualification is designed for learners who have an interest in Design and Technology, and enjoy the process of designing and manufacturing their ideas.

What about exams? What will I study?

Unit 1 Controlled Assessment


Product Design and Visualisation

The content for this unit includes teaching 2D drawing, 3D

drawing, Computer Modelling and Computer Aided Design



Unit 2 Controlled Assessment


Product Manufacture

Product Manufacture focuses on design for production. The

content teaches students to consider aspects of production

including assemblies, quality control, and the use of Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) to produce high quality


Unit 3 Controlled Assessment


Smart Electronics

Electronic components and programming is the core of this

unit. Interaction or movement can then be added to models

created in the first unit via the integration of electronics.




Unit 4


The exam draws on the knowledge gained in the completion of the units above. It is the exam that will determine the final grade achieved


What could I do next with Product Design?

Potential careers could include Industrial design,  Product developers, Advanced manufacturing engineers,  Architects,  Automotive designers, Construction and civil engineers, User-experience designers, Rapid prototyping engineers and  Game and film producers