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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at Burford School and Community College

Course description

The WJEC Eduqas ‘A’ level in Design and Technology offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems.
 
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. This specification encourages learners to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values.

Course content

Design and Technology in the 21st Century
Single written examination in the following endorsed area:
• product design
 
The examination includes a mix of structured and extended writing questions assessing
learners’ knowledge and understanding of:
• technical principles
• designing and making principles
• product design

along with their ability to:
• analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology
50%
Written Paper – 3 hours
Externally assessed
 
 
Design and Make Task:
A sustained design and make project, based on a brief developed by the candidate,
assessing the candidate’s ability to:
• identify, investigate and outline design possibilities
• design and make prototypes
• analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology.
The design and make project will be based within the same endorsed area as the
written examination
50%
80 hours
Internally assessed and moderated by WJEC visiting moderator

Entry requirements

Grade C in a GCSE Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2017