KS5 Design and Technology
Design and Technology: Product Design
Exam board: AQA
This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries.
They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing prototypes of their choice.
Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.
Students will develop skills and understanding through project work. They will be able to take creative risks and produce mock ups and prototypes. They will lead their own practical learning having the opportunity to develop the skills that interest them.
Technical Principles will be reinforced through a variety of making.
All of the course is assessed in Year 13.
Paper 1 Technical Principles
30% of A Level
Paper 2 Designing and Making Principles
20% of A Level
NEA a substantial Design and Make activity
50% of A Level
Staff contact details
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