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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at Trinity Catholic High School

Course description

AS/A2 SUBJECT CONTENT
1. Core technical principles.
2. Core designing and making principles.
3. Additional specialist knowledge

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A* - C to include level 5 in English Language and a grade B in GCSE Design and Technology, Graphics Products or Resistant Materials.

Assessment

AS ASSESSMENTS

Exam (50%)

- Core technical principles and designing and making principles.
- Additional specialist knowledge.

NON EXAM ASSESSMENT (50%)

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

- Single design and make project.
- 35 hours.

Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages.

A2 ASSESSMENTS

1 ST EXAM (25%)

Core technical principles and core designing and making principles.

2 ND EXAM (25%)

Section A
- Product Analysis.
- Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s).
Section B:
- Commercial manufacture.
- Mixture of short and extended response questions.

Exam (50%)
Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles. (25%)

NON-EXAM ASSESSMENT (50%)
Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.
- Substantial design and make task
- 45 hours
Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype

Future opportunities

Courses in Higher Education to consider are:
- Product Design
- Art, Design and Architecture
- Industrial Design
- Design and the Environment
- Special Effects
- Sports Product Design
- Design and Packaging

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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