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DT Product Design - A Level at Bishop Milner Catholic College

Course description

Design and Technology specifications are designed to offer students the opportunity to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. Recognising the routes that are pursued at GCSE, these specifications provide students with the opportunity to continue their studies either exclusively or as a combination of focus material areas.These specifications are designed to encourage students to:• initiate design solutions, develop, test and trial working models and prototypes;• develop and sustain imagination, innovation and flair when working with concepts and materials;• develop an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials;• develop thinking skills, financial capability, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

Course content

What will I study during the AS course & how will it be assessed?

Unit 1: Innovation Challenge (Examination)

The advanced innovation challenge is a design challenge assessing candidates’ ability to design and model a product and then reflect on their design concept.40% of AS, 20% of A Level

Unit 2: Product Study (Coursework)

Combining product analysis and product development, prototype modelling and testing.60% of AS, 30% of A LevelWhat will I study during the A2 course & how will it be assessed?

Unit 3: Design, Make and Evaluate (Coursework)

Candidates are required to produce a coursework portfolio and product that fully demonstrates their designing, making and evaluating skills using creativity, flair and innovation and that can be assessed against the assessment criteria.30% of A Level

Unit 4: Product Design (Examination)

This is a written paper that consists of two components20% of A Level

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE Passes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Milner Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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