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Design and Technology: Systems and Control at The Joseph Whitaker School

Course description

The specification followed is AQA Design Technology - Systems and Control. This course allows students to study Electronics, Materials Technology, Structures and Mechanical systems. At AS level, study is focused on Materials, Components and their application. Coursework will consist of a design and make project of approximately 50 hours.

At A2, the focus changes to learning the principles of Design and Manufacture. As in Year 12, coursework will consist of a design and make project of approximately 60 hours. The type of project undertaken for each year is entirely the choice of the student. Coursework will comprise of an electronic design folio and a manufactured product.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C in GCSE subjects . Grade B in chosen subjects

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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