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Design Technology

A level

Design and Technology is the study of the design, manufacture and evaluation of the products we interact with, our built environment and the clothes we wear. To reflect this, you will choose one course to study related to your career aspirations; Product Design or Fashion & Textiles

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

Do you love solving problems and being creative? Or maybe you keep coming up with great ideas for new things? If so, studying Design Technology will allow you to build up your creativity, problem-solving, planning, and making skills.

You will gain a valuable understanding of the design process through a range of practical making tasks within our purpose-built studios and use our industry-standard equipment such as a 3D printer and laser cutters.

You will be introduced to computer-aided design to support you with your creative journey through the course. You will be taught by specialist teaching staff and have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from the Design industry.


  • 50% exam
  • 50% coursework

Special Features

We have well-established links with local retailers such as John Lewis, Cambridge Industrial Design and other local companies. We regularly invite visiting designers and industry professionals to provide insight into professional practice.

Educational visits to shows such as the New Designers Exhibition in London are also offered as part of the learning experience.



Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English and GCSE maths.
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Design and Technology if taken.
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