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Design & Technology (Graphics with Materials Technology) AS A2 at The Rushden Community College

Course content

Product Development, Knowledge and Understanding of Product Design, Further study of Product Design, and Commercial Product Development.

Entry requirements

A definite love of graphic products and 5 GCSE grades C or above, including Design and Technology.

Assessment

Unit 1: Portfolio of Creative Skills (Graphic Products)

Coursework unit 60% of AS, 30% of Advanced GCE.

It is assessed by internal marking and external moderation by the Edexcel Moderator. This unit is a design and make activity. Students produce one portfolio with three distinct sections.

Unit 2: Design and Technology in Practice (Graphic Products)

Examination unit 40% of AS, 20% of Advanced GCE.

Written paper (1 hr 30 mins) which is externally

assessed. This unit is divided into a range of categories that students must be able to demonstrate

knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes.

Unit 3: Designing for the future (Graphic Products)

Examination unit 40% of the total A2 marks. 20% of the total GCE marks.

Written paper (2 hours) which is externally assessed.

In this unit students develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues.

Unit 4: Commercial Design (Graphic Products)

Coursework unit 60% of the total A2 marks. 30% of Advanced GCE.

It is assessed by internal marking and external moderation by the Edexcel Moderator.

This unit is the design and make activity. Students identify a client / user group from which they must design and make a graphics with materials technology product that meets the original need.

Further information

AS one year, A2 completed at the end of Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rushden Community College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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