Grammar School


A-Level D&T Product Design: Resistant Materials (OCR)

To view (or print off) the Course guidance booklet please click here 

For more information about manufacturing as a career please 'click' the first link.
For information on 'Cool Brands', 'Eco-Design' and 'Case Studies' of major companies please 'click' subsequent links :-
Manufacturing as a Career
Cool Brands
Trend Watch and Eco Design
Super Brands Case Studies

Course Structure

Unit 1:
F521 (Advanced Innovation Challenge)

This is a six hour exam taken in the workshop in 2 three hour sessions with lunch inbetween. In the first session students design a solution to a set problem. In the second session they model (in 3D using resistant materials) the solution they have designed.
In a 1 hour exam taken a week later, students prepare a marketing presentation to 'sell' their idea. 

Unit 2:
F522 (Product Study)

Students choose a Product which exhibits a design defect and then produce an “e-folio” showing how they redesign the product to cure the fault – the outcome is a series of models that demonstrates the solution.

During this Year a considerable amount of related theory is covered, much of it taught through practical experience and 'mini projects'

Click HERE to view the F522 Help and Deadline Sheet

 click here to open the booklet containing the detailed course outline.


For any queries on dates, please contact the school on 256571. A weekly calendar is sent to parents for both the lower school and Sixth Form Centre. 

The school term dates can be accessed from the Education Departments website.

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Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.