Product Design A Level at Woodroffe School
Careers ideas could include any design related degree including Product Design, Architecture, Engineering, Graphics or a career in Carpentry and material related employment
AS – Year 12
1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge
Students will follow theory with some practical investigations, starting their non-exam assessment (NEA) towards the middle part of the year, theme issued by the exam board in June the previous year.
Would suit students with a GCSE Grade B or above in Design Technology and/or a BTEC in a Design related subject.
AS - Year 12
Paper 1 - What’s assessed: Core technical principles and core designing and making principles
Questions: Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response
How it’s assessed: Written exam: Two hours, 100 marks, 25% of A Level
Coursework is usually hand produced rather than digitally
Non-exam assessment (NEA)
What’s assessed: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge
Assessed as a single design and make project. Context set by AQA. 35 hours, 80 marks, 50% of AS Evidence
Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages
Visits are encouraged and include visiting a local joiner and boatbuilding school.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodroffe School directly.