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Design Technology: Product Design at The Cherwell School

Course description

Identifying opportunities for design and technological activity

  • The designing and modeling of prototypes
  • Materials technology as appropriate to the designing and making of products and systems
  • A range of manufacturing methods, including modern industrial practice
  • Social moral, cultural and ethnic dimensions that relate to technological decisions
  • Constraints placed on designing and making of products and systems How will I study?
  • Investigative study of materials and systems
  • Analysis of existing products and systems
  • Coursework
  • Weekly exam styled homework
  • Regular independent work

With the coursework forming 60% of the overall marks, it is very important that pupils consider their A level choices very carefully. It is a course which requires students to work increasingly independently and they will be supported in developing these skills.

Entry requirements

Students taking four AS subjects require 344 GCSE points in their highest 8 GCSEs (this equates toan average of 4Bs and 4Cs or an average of 43 points). Students must have C grades or above inboth GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. Please note that this is a Resistant Materials course although it will incorporate some of the skills, knowledge and understanding from GCSE Design and Technology Graphic Products. Candidates should have at least a grade C or above at GCSE in Resistant Materials, Graphic Products or Textiles Technology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cherwell School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years