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Product Design (3D Design) A Level • AQA at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers.They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing products of their choice.Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course

Course content

1. Core technical principles2. Core designing and making principles3. Additional specialist knowledge

1. Core technical principles

2. Core designing and making principles

3. Additional specialist knowledge

 

A Level  

Paper 1

• Written exam: 2 hours

• 100 marks

• 25% of A-level

Questions

Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response.

A-level Design and Technology: Product Design. A-level exams June 2018 onwards.

 

Paper 2

Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles.

• Written exam: 2 hours

• 25% of A-level

Questions

Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response questions.

Section A:

• Product Analysis.

• Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s).

Section B:

• Commercial manufacture.

• Mixture of short and extended response questions.

 

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

What's assessed

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

How it's assessed

• Substantial design and make task

• 45 hours

• 100 marks

• 50% of A-level

Evidence


Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype

Entry requirements

All students will need to meet the general requirements. All the information is on the Roundhay Page or website.

Assessment

Paper 1Core technical principles and core designing and making principles.How it's assessedWritten exam: 2 hours25% of A-levelPaper 2Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles. How it's assessedWritten exam: 2 hours25% of A-levelNon-exam assessment (NEA)Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.How it's assessedSubstantial design and make task45 hours50% of A-level

Future opportunities

 

This specification has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

 Art foundationA degree in a design related subject including product design, transport design, engineering, graphic design, and computer aided design and technology


 

Further information

Please contact Miss H Snaith

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 27 June 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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