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Systems & Control Technology A Level at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

This specification encourages students 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.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of investigative, research, analytical, modelling, designing and making skills that can be applied when solving problems.

The emphasis of the course is on the application of knowledge. It is intended that students will have the opportunity to learn through practical activities by producing multiple solutions to problems.

Course content


Entry requirements




Unit 1 – SYST1 Materials, Components and Application 50% of AS, 25% of A Level 2 hour written paper

Unit 2 – SYST2 Learning Through Designing and Making 50% of AS, 25% of A Level Coursework – approx. 50 hours



Unit 3 – SYST3 Design and Manufacture 25% of A Level 2 hour written paper

Unit 4 – SYST4 Design and Making Practice 25% of A Level Coursework – approx. 60 hours

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

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