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A Level Design Technology - 3D Design at Chelmer Valley High School

Course description

AS UNITS

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application (80 Marks)

Written Paper 50% of the total AS marks

2 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components. 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: Learning Through Designing and Making (80 Marks)

Coursework 50% of the total AS marks

Approx 50 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

Written (or electronic) design portfolio Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms; a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work

A2 UNITS

Unit 3: Design and Manufacture (84 Marks)

Written paper

2 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

This paper is based primarily on Design and Manufacture.

Consisting of two sections (with three questions in each section), with a choice of three questions from six.

Candidates are required to answer one question from each section and also a final question from either section.

This written paper will include sufficient synoptic assessment to test the candidates’ understanding of the connections between the different elements of the subject and their holistic understanding of the subject.

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice (85 Marks)

Coursework

Approx 60 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

Written (or electronic) design folder

Manufactured outcome

Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelmer Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2015
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Key information

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

Venues

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    • From Chelmsford:

      • From Chelmsford Town Centre, take Broomfield Road, following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • You will join Main Road (B1008).
      • Turn Left, into Court Road.
      • Follow Court Road, carrying straight on just before the bend.
      • You have arrived and should see the school's sign.

       

      From Braintree:

      • Take the A131 following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • At roundabout with A130, take the B1008 past The Walthams.
      • Follow B1008.
      • Turn right into Hospital Approach, at the roundabout near the Hospital.
      • Take first left into Court Road, and follow until you see the Chelmer Valley sign.

       

      Bus Services available:

      • From Chelmsford 42, 352 & 33
      • From Braintree 70 & 352
      • From Dunmow 33
      • Please note the no. 352 has a limited service.