A Level Design & Technology: Product Design at Chiltern Hills Academy
Year 1 AS Level
The course is split into two units although there is an overlap of knowledge and skills:
Two hour written examination on materials, components and application (50% of total AS marks)
Coursework, approximately fifty hours (50% of total AS marks, 25% of total A2 Level marks.)
Year 2 A2 Level
To achieve a full A Level a further two units need to be studied:
Design and manufacture - a two hour written examination (25% of A Level marks)
Coursework, approximately 60 hours (25% of total A Level marks).
Students embarking on AS and A2 Level study in Product Design are expected to have achieved at least grade C in a GCSE Graphic Products and Resistant Materials or Textiles. Students who achieve at least a C in GCSE D&T Food would not be excluded from taking this course; however, they would need to be fully prepared to work hard to improve their making skills with materials.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiltern Hills Academy directly.