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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 1st September 2022
Cost £0.00
Cost description There is no cost as we are a school.
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

The course is designed to develop a broad view of design and technology, develop a real understanding of what it means to be a designer and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

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

6 or above in GCSE Product Design, Electronics, Resistant Materials, Engineering. A 5 will be considered on teacher recommendation.

View the key features of this course.

Candidates study and work with a variety of materials and components used in the design and making of everyday products. They work in both two and three dimensional forms. Candidates gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices with the area of design and manufacture. Paper 1 (25%) will examine students on their knowledge of core technical principles of material and their application, design and making Paper 2 (25%) will examine specialist subject knowledge through product analysis and understanding of commercial manufacture The non-exam assessment (NEA) (50%) will allow students to apply their knowledge through practical application. Using the core principles of designing and making, they will identify a need, research, design and make a product to satisfy a real problem.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

This is a 2 year course = Paper 1 (25%), Paper 2 (25%), The non-exam assessment (NEA) (50%) will allow students to apply their knowledge through practical application. Using the core principles of designing and making, they will identify a need, research, design and make a product to satisfy a real problem.

Product Designer, Design Engineer, Architecture, CAD Draughts Person, Automotive Design, Graphic Designer, Manufacturing and Engineering, Biomedical Engineer

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Name Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School
Address Green Lane
Dronfield
S18 2FZ
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Email admin@dronfield.derbyshire.sch.uk
Phone 01246 412372
Website http://www.dronfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

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