Design and Technology - Product Design A Level at Ysgol Y Strade
Advanced Subsdiary (AS) course units.
The AS is the first half of the Advanced course. It will contribute 50% of the total Advanced marks. Candidates must complete two units (DT1 & DT2) in order to gain an AS qualification.
Advanced Level (A2) course units.
The Advanced course consists of 2 parts: Part 1 (AS) and Part 2 (A2). Candidates must complete the AS units outlined above plus a further 2 units (DT3 & DT4) to complete A level Design and Technology. The A2 units will contribute 50% of the total Advanced mark.
- Design and Innovation
- Product Analysis
- Materials and Components
- Industrial and Commercial Practice
DT2: Design and Make Task
- Human Responsibility
- Public Interaction
- Production System andControl
DT4: Design and Make Task
There is no specific requirement for prior learning, although many candidates will have already gained a knowledge and understanding of Design and Technology through their study of a GCSE.
DT1: Examination 2hr
DT2: Asessment 40hr
DT3: Examination 2.5 hr
DT4: Major Project 60hr
The course offers an unique opportunity in the curriculum for candidates to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests. Design and Technology develops candidates’ interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.
Examining Board: WJEC
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.