Design and Technology (Product Design)

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 603/1132/2
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course is modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices. The new qualifications place greater emphasis on understanding and applying iterative design processes. Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. 

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Details

Students will sit two exams at the end of the two year course.

Paper 1—

Assessed on: Technical principles, Designing and making principles and Specialist knowledge.

Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks available (25 % of A-level)

The questions will be a mixture of short answer, and extended response questions.

Paper 2 -

Assessed on: Technical principles, Designing and making principles and Specialist knowledge.

Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks available (25 % of A-level)

Section A: Product analysis, 40 marks available, up to six short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s).

Section B: Commercial manufacture, 60 marks available, two extended response questions worth a total of 30 marks each.

50% non-exam assessment (NEA)

How it’s assessed: Single substantial design and make task, 100 marks available, 50 % of A-level.

• Approximately 40 hours in duration

• Written or electronic portfolio with photographic evidence of final outcome

Assessment criteria to include: exploration, designing, making, analysis and evaluation.

It will be assessed in a holistic way.

Task

Students will undertake a substantial design and make task and produce a final prototype. The context of the task will be determined by the student.



 


How will it be delivered?

50% coursework

50% Examination


Entry requirements

Grade 5 in DT and strong passes in English and Maths GCSE


Your next steps...

Possible Career Paths include:
Textile Technology
Consumer science
Electronics
Dental technology
Architecture
Furniture making
Printing
Cybernetics
Product Design
Vehicle maintenance
Medical technology
Model-making
Vehicle design
Packaging technology
Building crafts
Prosthetics
Sign-making
D&T teaching
Food technology
Structural engineering