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Design and Technology and Textiles A Level at Waddesdon CofE School

Course description

This course aims to encourage students to take a broad view of Deign and Technology. It also develops students' capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

AS
Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application
2 hrs Written Paper:
50% of total AS marks, 25% of total A-Level marks
This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components
 
Unit 2: Learning through Designing and Making
Coursework (approx 50 hours): 50% of total AS marks, 25% of total A-Level marks
- Written (or electronic) design portfolio
- Manufactured outcomes
- Coursework may take a number of forms: a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work.
 
A2
Unit 3: Design and Manufacture
2 hrs Written Paper, 25% of total A-Level marks
This paper is based primarily on Design and Manufacture.
 
Unit 4: Design and Making Practice
Coursework (approx. 60 hours): 25% of total A-Level marks
- Written (or electronic) design folder
- Manufactured outcome
- Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity.

 

Entry requirements

Students should have a broad academic background and should have undertaken a course that provides a solid foundation for AS and A-Level work: courses such as Textiles Technology, Graphic Products or Art Textiles would provide a suitable basis.
Students should have a strong interest in designing, modelling, manufacturing and evaluating products.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waddesdon CofE School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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