Design & Technology A-Level
WHAT IS D&T Product Design ALL ABOUT?
A Level in Design and Technology offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems.
D&T Product Design offers students an A level qualification at the end of Year 2.
This qualification is linear. This means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non exam assessment at the end of the course.
Learners follow one endorsed route: either fashion and textiles; or product design.
The subject content for each of fashion and textiles and product design is presented under seven main headings: · designing and innovation
· materials and components
· industrial and commercial practice
· product analysis and systems
· human responsibility
· public interaction – marketing and research
Within each area, the content is further divided into sub-headings, each with specified content and amplification.
Learners are required to study all of the content specified in relation to one endorsed route, to ensure they have a broad knowledge and understanding of design and technology and that they are able to make effective choices in relation to which materials, components and systems to utilise within design and make activities.
Written examination: 3 hours
50% of qualification
100 marks 100 marks
Design and make project
NEA: approximately 80 hours
FUTURE CAREERS LINKED TO THIS SUBJECT:
· Product Designer, Architect,
· Advertising, Graphic Design,
· Interior design, Fashion Designer,
· Computer Animation, Software Engineer,
· Engineer, Carpenter,
· Model making, Prop designer
· Film / Theatre Set Designer / Set Builder
· Computer aided technology; CAD-CAM
· Industrial Designer, Manufacturing.
Route Requirements: 5 GCSE’s at a Grade 5 or above