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Qualification name GCE A Level in Design and Technology: Product Design
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course encourages the development of independent learning, creativity and innovation. It supports links to the industrial and commercial world and gives the opportunity for design and technology to be treated as an integrated activity in which students design and make products which can be tested and evaluated. Students who have achieved grade 4 GCSE and above in Graphics or Resistant Materials would do well on this course.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

A GCSE grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, Science or 4-4 Combined Science and a relevant technology subject at GCSE level (Resistant Materials/Graphics) or a level 2 Pass in Engineering.

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The Programme of Study: In year one students will study how to analyse products and have an opportunity to develop an understanding of materials, components and systems. An awareness of design in society and an understanding of industrial practice and technical principals is another aspect of this course. During the year there will be a series of design and make projects as part of their theory. In year two the students will continue to investigate materials, components, systems, industrial practice and processes as well as design in manufacture. There is the major design and make project which forms their NEA; this being 50% of their final grade. There are 2 examinations at the end of year 13; paper 1; technical principles and paper 2; designing and making principles.

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Classroom based learning.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Major design and make project which forms their NEA; this being 50% of their final grade. There are 2 examinations at the end of year 13; paper 1; technical principles and paper 2; designing and making principles.

Higher education and Career opportunities:
A Level Design and Technology can be used as complementary subjects to Mathematics, Art, and Science based courses, or to provide a contrast to Humanities based subjects. The course is accepted for entry into Higher Education or industry. This is a valuable course for students seeking a career in architecture, designing, product design, website, furniture and textile design, graphics, engineering, or just to broaden their post-16 education.

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Name Plume School
Address Fambridge Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 6AB
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Email admin@plume.essex.sch.uk
Phone 01621 854681
Website http://www.plume.essex.sch.uk
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