Product Design (3D)

Course Overview

The 3D Product Design course covers many important aspects of design technology and 3D design. It includes both modern and traditional techniques. This A Level course offers units in jewellery design, furniture design, architectural design and product design and students go on to study their own independent projects. This is an exciting and creative course that will inspire and excite you.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English. Art or design technology GCSE grade 4 or above. Art and design portfolio may be required at interview.


Links with Kevin Bassam Jewellery for work experience. James Newman Jewellery and Lloyds Jewellery also offer employment links. We are developing links with blacksmith forging and Cadbury World, and hope to include furniture design companies and architecture establishments in the future.

Possible progression routes include jewellery and design master classes, Crafts BA (Hons) Degree at Staffordshire University and 3D Product Design Degree at Coventry University.

Course Guide
Course Outline


On-going classroom assessment by teacher. Assessment weeks during the year with mock practical element.  Grades accumulate a score out of 100 at the end of the year.

Coursework 60%

Several mini projects leading to own creative project and written element which is 60% of final grade.

Examination 40%

15-hour practical exam in year 2 which is 40% of grade.


  • Technical drawing skills
  • Computer aided design skills
  • Workshop skills including health and safety
  • Jewellery project
  • Furniture project
  • Architecture project
  • Public sculpture project
  • Own creative development project

Exam Board



Ismail Ahmad

“The A Level subject I enjoy the most would have to be 3D Product Design. The reason I enjoy this subject is because it is a fun subject with an amusing environment, helpful classmates and it allows me to be creative and imaginative with my ideas.”

Ismail Ahmad

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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