Design Technology AS A2 at Bishop Stopford CE School
The DT Product Design course builds on from GCSE DT knowledge, but a GCSE in DT is not a requirement to begin A Level.
In A Level DT Product Design, you will learn what makes for a good design,a dn how desifgn affects society and the environment.
This course is not dedicated to a single material, but you can study either within a chosen focussed material area or use a combination.
During Year 12 (AS) you will study 2 modules:
- Product Study (Course-work)
- Advanced Innovation Challenge
During Year 13 (A2) you will study two further units:
- Design and Make (Course-work)
- Chosen Material - knowledge and application
The course is assessed through two coursework and two examination elements (one each at AS and A2). At AS, coursework is worth 60% and the examination worth 40%.
At A2, the coursework is worth 60% and the examination worth 40%.
You may need to purchase materials and additional texts for further personal study.
When combined with other related subjects, DT Product Design can lead to a wide range of employment opportunities or higher education courses, such as engineering.
Whilst all our courses are compatible with each other, the timetable may limit some combinations.
Several visits are organised throughout the course to provide an insight into the world of designing and to provide inspiration for the design and making activity.
For subject specific details please contact Head of DT: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford CE School directly.