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i'm currently taking graphic products as a gcse. I want to do Product Design as an A level next year because I think it would help me for getting a publishing job in the future.

so, if you've done a Product Design A Level (or AS) how hard is it? do you personally think it would be a useful A level for the publishing industry?
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You do Product Design don't you?
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(Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
i'm currently taking graphic products as a gcse. I want to do Product Design as an A level next year because I think it would help me for getting a publishing job in the future.

so, if you've done a Product Design A Level (or AS) how hard is it? do you personally think it would be a useful A level for the publishing industry?
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You do Product Design don't you?
i do indeed AS atm thanks for tagging me :hugs:
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it really isn't that hard imo, in fact i would say compared to my other A levels both the exam and the coursework are the easiest subject. The workload isn't horrendous either, especially not compared to art (do both and managing just fine ). As long as you are organised with your portfolio and get it done on time then it isn't stressful and the theory side is actually very interesting and quite straightforward i think it might not directly (not as much as something like english) but in combination it would help i think as you learn all about batch production, manufacturing methods etc
any questions feel free to ask and i hoped that helped a bit x
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i do indeed AS atm thanks for tagging me :hugs:
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it really isn't that hard imo, in fact i would say compared to my other A levels both the exam and the coursework are the easiest subject. The workload isn't horrendous either, especially not compared to art (do both and managing just fine ). As long as you are organised with your portfolio and get it done on time then it isn't stressful and the theory side is actually very interesting and quite straightforward i think it might not directly (not as much as something like english) but in combination it would help i think as you learn all about batch production, manufacturing methods etc
any questions feel free to ask and i hoped that helped a bit x
thank you!

so, what do you actually do in product design? what's the main focus on?
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thank you!

so, what do you actually do in product design? what's the main focus on?
hey sorry for the late reply, ironically i was doing PD coursework :lol:

well i would say that the main focus is on practical (making and designing) as i have 7 lessons of practical a fortnight but 3 lessons of theory a fortnight however it is 50% 50% so do not neglect the theory side as you can't get a good mark without it xx
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hey sorry for the late reply, ironically i was doing PD coursework :lol:

well i would say that the main focus is on practical (making and designing) as i have 7 lessons of practical a fortnight but 3 lessons of theory a fortnight however it is 50% 50% so do not neglect the theory side as you can't get a good mark without it xx
I never knew what Product Design was I thought it was just kind of like graphics. Is it like a mix between resistant materials and graphics?
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I never knew what Product Design was I thought it was just kind of like graphics. Is it like a mix between resistant materials and graphics?
From experience of doing both resistant materials and graphics at GCSE, what I've found so far with PD( I'm half way through the AS) is that it leans towards the resistant materials side massively with only aspects coming from graphics. For example, the only graphics content covered so far has been paper and card and printing methods compared to the rest being resistant materials based.
It's such a good course and is easily done without any previous background in the subject I think


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Take product design after u have taken triple science

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Take product design after u have taken triple science

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Triple science is irrelevant to PD, even double is which is what I did. None of the course content involves much science. Only thing I have came across that is mildly science based is the bio plastics section and even that was taught as if no one had done science nor has it ever appeared on a science specification that I've followed.


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