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Design and Technology AS/A Level at South Holderness Technology College

Course description

Design and Technology utilises a wide range of design disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products - products that are fit for purpose, satisfy wants and needs and most importantly give you the opportunity to demonstrate your design and technology capability.

This course is broken into design theory and industrial practices but also allows for workshop activity in the production of student’s projects, specialising in materials that reflect student choice.

Course content

You will study two units at AS level and two units at ‘A’ level.

AS study

Unit 1—Portfolio of creative skills

Unit 2—Design and Technology in practice

A2 study

Unit 3—Designing for the future

Unit 4—Commercial design

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A-C grade including Maths and English

A grade B in GCSE subjects is required for most A level programmes. Please speak to the sixth form subject teacher for specific details on course entry.


This subject is assessed by coursework and written examinations. The coursework element represents 60% of the total marks.

Future opportunities

Students who follow this programme often move into higher education and follow degree programmes such as engineering and architecture. Other popular course options include, industrial design, product design, graphical design and interior design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Holderness Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

Key information

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