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Design Technology A Level at The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough

Course description

Design and Technology is designed to offer students opportunities to study, propose and realise prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of material areas and develop your problem solving skills in a very practical way. ICT, maths, science and business studies are subjects closely linked to and help support this subject area.

Course content

- Component 1
2hours 30mins Theory Exam
These will be theory topics ranging from materials knowledge, processing techniques, product development and digital technologies.

- Component 2
Non-exam Assessment – Independent Design & Make Project
You will develop a design brief to solve a real problem either individually or in conjunction with a client. They will develop a range of ideas and produce one working prototype of their final product. You will produce a portfolio that demonstrates research, design, development, modelling and evaluation skills.

Entry requirements

QEHS standard entry requirements will apply and in addition students will be expected to have a GCSE grade B or above in either Design and Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Electronic Products, Product Design, Systems and Control or Textiles.

Future opportunities

Related further studies exist in many universities in the following courses: engineering (structural, mechanical, electronic, electrical or civil etc), manufacturing, product design, textiles, advertising, architecture, product development, business and commerce and lots more! The course could also help to secure you an apprenticeships in a wide variety of vocational areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough directly.

Last updated date: 03 March 2017

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