Product Design A Level at John Cabot Academy
Students will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.
Core technical principles and core designing and making principles.
How it's assessed: Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks, 25% of A-level
Questions: Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response.
Paper 2 - What's assessed:
Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles.
How it's assessed: Written exam: 2 hours, 25% of A-level
Questions: Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response questions.
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
Non-exam assessment (NEA). What's assessed: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.
How it's assessed: Substantial design and make task, 45 hours, 100 marks, 50% of A-level
Evidence: Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.
AC grade or better at GCSE Product Design or Resistant Materials.
50% Exam Based for Paper 1 and Paper 2
50% course work
Degree courses offer a variety of pathways into FE. Apprenticeships can vary from international opportunities with BAE for example, to local designers and manufacturers. Internships in many aspects of technology are also commonplace.
Textile technology; cybernetics; consumer science; product design; electronics; medical technology; dental technology; building crafts; architecture; vehicle design; furniture making; structural engineering; printing; vehicle maintenance; sign making; structural engineering.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Cabot Academy directly.