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Design & Technology AS A2 at Wrenn Academy

Course content

This subject builds upon your experience of Design and Technology at GCSE and will allow you to develop your ability to work with a wide variety of materials.Over the course of Year 12 you will work on a series of tasks, to build a folio of evidence that demonstrates your ability to design and make, communicate and evaluate a range of products.This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied engineering, resistant materials, textiles or graphic products at GCSE level.  All students are taught together as a group which provides a good balance of prior knowledge and experience.  Students will specialise in either Textiles or 3D Design and their knowledge will be tested via the terminal examinations and the contents of their design projects. 


A2 EXAMINATION 6551UNIT 4CourseworkApprox 20 hrs.          15% of the total A Level marks The product study will test the ability to analyse, synthesise and draw conclusions from an in-depth study of the designing and making of a product. UNIT 5CourseworkApprox. 50 hrs.        15% of the total A Level marks A single, integrated coursework project using any material or combination of materials.  UNIT 6Written Paper3 hours                     20% of the total A Level marks This paper contains two questions set on a further study of each of the three section of the Subject Content. Candidates will be required to answer one question from each section and one other question from any section.AS EXAMINATION 5551UNIT 1Written Paper     30% of the total AS marks1½hours             15% of the total A Level marks This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components. Candidates will answer three from four questions. UNIT 2Coursework        40% of the total AS marksApprox 40 hrs.    20% of the total A Level marks Either project work and/or portfolio of coursework which will contain aspects of industrial and commercial practice. UNIT 3Written Paper      30% of the total AS marks1½hours             15% of the total A Level marks All the questions are compulsory and will be based on a theme sent to centres in February for issue to candidates in March.This paper will assess primarily Design and Market influences.

Future opportunities

Previously, students who have studied A Level design have gone on to higher education or work in the fields of Interior Design, Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design, Furniture Design, Automotive Design, Film Special Effects and Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wrenn Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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