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Design and Technology A Level at Wye School

Course description

"It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs, 2003

The world in which we live is the result of design and technological activities. Modern consumers make increasing demands on the world's resources, so designers and engineers have a vital role in the design and fabrication of appropriate solutions to new technological problems.

By studying design and technology you will develop your skills to thrive, adapt and participate creatively in technologies which are still evolving, enabling you to create solutions for the next generation that are fit for purpose and support a sustainable, safe and healthy lifestyle for us all.

Course content

The course develops your understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of materials and components and their application, with particular emphasis on the life-cycle of products. Whilst studying a range of everyday products you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the broader issues designers and engineers have to consider in the modern world. You will also study the advances of technology, the evolution of everyday artefacts and the work of past and present designers/engineers to better prepare for the future.

Through the coursework, you will further enhance your ability to develop creative and innovative solutions that are embedded in sound scientific knowledge and understanding. Modern techniques are taught and developed, for example 3D computer aided manufacture (laser cutter and 3D printer) can be used.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years