KS5 Design and Technology
Design and Technology: Product Design
For Design and Technology, we will achieve this by ensuring:
That all UTC Leeds students are work-ready, developing a range of technical and employability skills that will make them sought after in the region.
Our Design and Technology curriculum is broken down into ‘non-negotiables’ – the vital areas that a student needs to master in that subject. These non-negotiables underpin the learning throughout the duration of the study and our students understand that after developing competency in each strand, they will aim to develop mastery in each. The learning is coherently sequenced across the 4-year plan and mapped cross-curricular, and our sequence of learning plans specifies which non-negotiables are the learning foci and/or the knowledge that students will gain.
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
Steve Davison [email protected]