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Design and Technology AS and A level at Mosslands School - A Technology College

Course description

At AS level candidates should develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and final disposal. This specification also considers the broader issues for the designer including the environmental sustainability of products and consumer safety. At A2, the specification offers candidates the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills from AS. Candidates will continue to develop a body of coursework alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial production and manufacture.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSE passes at grades A*-B, including a Design and Technology subject.


The 2 year course is broken down into 4 units, 2 are covered during the AS year and 2 in the A2 year. Each unit accounts for 25% of the total A Level grade. PROD 1 and PROD 3 are the examination units and will test knowledge and understanding of materials, components, processes and manufacturing techniques. There will also be questions that deal with issues such as product life cycles and the history of design over the last 150 years. PROD 2 and PROD 4 are the coursework units that allow candidates to design and manufacture a range of products to suit the needs of consumers in the 21st century.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will allow access to undergraduate degree programmes within Product Design, Furniture Design, Architecture, Industrial Design or a design/engineering based apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mosslands School - A Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years