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Design and Technology A Level at Caistor Grammar School

Course description

This course will further develop the skills, knowledge and understanding introduced during the GCSE Design and Technology course. An interest in how everyday products are designed and manufactured is essential. Use of a variety of CAD software and CAM hardware will be further developed throughout the course and how commercial products reach the market will be explored in detail.

Work outside of the lessons will take several forms including independent research, design folder work and past examination questions. You will be encouraged to use the department’s workshop and design facilities during study periods.

The Design Project (Component 2) will be negotiated with each individual student and include a client for the product.

If you would like to see examples of A Level Design and Technology work look out for displays within the department and visit the D&T Exhibition in early March.

Course content

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology

Component 2: Design Folder and Product.

Entry requirements

A grade B is required for those students studying GCSE D&T at CGS. All students studying GCSE D&T courses elsewhere will need to present a portfolio of work to Mr Dobson.


Component 1: 2 ½ hour exam paper (50%)

Component 2: Design folder and product (50%)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caistor Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years