KS5 Design and Technology - UTC Leeds

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.

Overview

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.

Year 12

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.

Year 13

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]

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