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Design and Technology Product Design: Resistand Materials/ Graphic Products A Level at Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy

Course description

To achieve the AS level there are 2 units to complete. Each unit of work is related to the
specific subject.
UNIT 1 - PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE SKILLS
In this unit students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a
series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities. This unit is based on coursework which is
internally marked and externally
moderated. 60% AS (30% A2)
UNIT 2 - DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE
This unit focuses on students developing their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials,
components and processes used in design and manufacturing appropriate to the chosen subject area. This
unit is assessed by an external examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes. 40% AS (20%A2)
To achieve the A2 level there are 2 further units to complete:
UNIT 3 - DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of modern design, design history, manufacturing
practices and contemporary design issues.
This unit is assessed by an external examination of 2 hours. 40% A2
UNIT 4 - COMMERCIAL DESIGN
This is a coursework project in which students design and make a product showing a detailed understanding
of commercial working practices. Students identify a client/user group and liaise with their client in order to
develop a commercial product. Students have the freedom to select their own project briefs. This unit is
internally marked and externally moderated. 60% A2.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for entry to the Sixth form is 5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C including English and Mathematics. Also a grade B in GCSE Graphics Product Design or Resistant Materials.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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

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