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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at The Harvey Grammar School

Course description



Examining Board: EDEXCEL Head of Department: Mr Byles

This course aims to equip students with the skills to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impacts on today’s world.

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology

Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project 


Expected Outcomes:

o Part 1: Identifying and outlining possibilities for design

Identification and investigation of a design possibility, investigation of client/end user needs, wants and values, research and production of a specification

o Part 2: Designing a prototype

Design ideas, development of design idea, final design solution, review of development and final design and communication of design ideas

o Part 3: Making a final prototype

Design, manufacture and realisation of a final prototype, including tools, equipment, quality & accuracy

o Part 4: Evaluating own design and prototype

Testing and evaluation

Entry requirements

Design Technology

Entry CriteriaGCSE grade 6 in Design Technology

GCSE grade 5 in English (Language or Literature) and GCSE grade 5 in Mathematics

How to apply

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Last updated date: 22 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years