What Will I Study?

  • Intended to be of interest to a wide range of candidates including those intending to directly follow a higher education course or career in Design and Technology or an associated area.
  • Building upon the knowledge, understanding and skills established by the National Curriculum and GCSE, whilst at the same time, accommodating the needs of candidates who have not studied Design and Technology at GCSE Level.
  • Promoting progression and providing a suitable foundation for the study of Design and Technology, or a related area of study, at further or higher education and/or preparation for future employment and the world of work.
  • Providing opportunities for candidates to gain a broad understanding of the skills, understanding and knowledge inherent in Design and Technology and to specialise in one focus area.
  • Encouraging candidates to develop their critical thinking, to see the relationships between designer, manufacturer and user and to perceive Design and Technology within the world in which we live.

Entry Requirements

Students require a Grade 5 at GCSE in Resistant Materials, Graphics or Product Design.

Assessment

AS Level Component 1: Design and Technology in the 21st Century

Written examination: 2.5 hours, 50% of qualification

AS Level Component 2: Design and make task

Non-exam assessment: 40 hours, 50% of qualification

A Level Component 1: Design and Technology in the 21st Century

Written examination: 3 hours, 50% of qualification Component 1

A Level Component 2: Design and make project

Non-exam assessment: 80 hours, 50% of qualification Design and Technology in the 21st Century

Written examination: 3 hours

Where Next?

A degree in the following areas: Product Design, Graphics, Illustration, Architecture etc.

Department Staff

Mr P Bentley Teacher of Technology Contact