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A Level Design and Technology at The Windsor Boys' School

Course description

A Level work develops the skills learnt during the two years of the GCSE course and broadens them considerably to allow a more effective approach to researching, analysing, presenting design ideas and manufacturing the solution to a problem. Project work is guided but we do allow for some freedom of choice in selecting an area of study and development. New skills are taught and students are required to work independently on coursework during lessons and in non-contact time. Students need to recognise this when opting for this subject.

At A.S. Level

Unit 1 Materials, Components and Application: (Written theory paper) 50% of the AS grade award.

Unit 2 Learning Through Designing and Making: (Coursework project) 50% of the AS grade award.

At A2 Level

Unit 3 Design and Manufacture: (Written theory paper) 25% of the overall full A Level grade award. (incorporating 25% from the contributing AS written theory paper grade award)

Unit 4 Design and Making Practice: (Coursework project) 25% of the overall full A Level grade award. (incorporating 25% from the contributing AS coursework project grade award)

Entry requirements

We would expect students wishing to pursue this subject at A Level to have achieved a B grade in one of the Design and Technology subject options.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Windsor Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years