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Design Technology AS/A2 at Magdalen College School

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Aims of the course:

  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop their creativity, capability and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to a range of technological activities.
  • To develop critical thinking, collaborative skills and communication skills.
  • To gain practical understanding of the manufacturing industry.
  • Develop problem solving through practical construction and modelling of ideas.
  • Integration of high and computer aided design and manufacturing.

Entry requirements

Technology option grade B.  Maths, English, Science grade C.  Exceptionally a C in the Techology option may be considered. 

Assessment

Summary of Units:

Unit 1 - Coursework Product 50% of final mark (for both Resistant Materials and Graphics).

Unit 2 - Two hour examination looking at Design theory, History of Design, Manufacturing, Materials components - 50% of final mark (for both Resistant Materials and Graphics).

Unit 3 - Coursework Product 50% of final mark (for both Resistant Materials and Graphics).

Unit 4 - Two hour examination looking at Design theory, History of Design, Manufacturing, Materials components - 50% of final mark (for both Resistant Materials and Graphics).

The first two modules comprise the AS specification, A2 requires completion of all foour modules.

Future opportunities

Any design discipline e.g. Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Computer Modelling. 

Further information

Advanced GCE Design and Technology and the AS course are designed to be either a complementary subject to Mathematics, Physics, Art and Design at Advanced or Applied GCE level, or a contrasting subject with English, History, Geography and Modern Languages.

For further information contact Mr Holcombe or Mr Walton

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Magdalen College School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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