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Design and Technology: Product Design A Level at St Ignatius College

Course description

Year 12

Knowledge and understanding

The content has been divided into three sections:

  • Section A: Materials and Components
  • Section B: Design and Market Influences
  • Section C: Processes and Manufacture

Skills

This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the AS subject content is applied to the design and making of a project.

  • Investigation and Clarification of Problems
  • Development of Design Proposal
  • Making/Modelling
  • Evaluation and Testing
  • Communication

Year 13

Knowledge and understanding

The content has been divided into three sections:

  • Section A: Materials and Components
  • Section B: Design and Market Influences
  • Section C: Processes and Manufacture

Skills

This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the AS and A2 subject content is applied to the design and manufacture of a project.

  • Context and Objectives.
  • Plan of action and Clarification of Problem
  • Development of Design Proposal Manufacture / Modelling
  • Conclusions, Evaluations and Recommendations
  • Communication and Presentation

Assessment

Unit 1 - PROD1 Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level 2 hour written paper - 80 marks

Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections

  • Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions
  • Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two
  • Section 3 contains one compulsory question

Unit 2 - PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level Coursework - approx 50 hours - 80 marks

Written (or electronic) design portfolio and Manufactured outcome Coursework submit evidence of a simple design-and-make project

Unit 3 - PROD3 Design and Manufacture

25% of A Level 2 hour written paper - 84 marks

Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section. Includes synoptic assessment

Unit 4 - PROD4 Design and Making Practice

25% of A Level Coursework - approx 60 hours - 85 marks

Written (or electronic) design folder and Manufactured outcome Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ignatius College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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