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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - AS/A2 Level (Edexcel) at The Crypt School

Course description

Both AS & A2 Design & Technology, are one year courses and are offered as part of a full time study programme

Course content

AS Level: Three internally assessed coursework modules. One on Design, one on Product Analysis, and one on Manufacture. These build into a single coursework portfolio. Further time is spent on theory, in preparation for the end-of year 2 hour exam.

A2 Level: A single year-long Design and Make project is set, in which the students go through the entire Design Cycle, from research, to modelling, and then manufacture. Lessons are also put aside for pure theory to be taught, in preparation for the end-of –year exam.

Entry requirements

As well as the standard Crypt Sixth form entry requirements, a minimum of a B grade at GCSE is required

Assessment

AS will comprise two units:

Unit 1 – Portfolio of Creative Skills 60%

Unit 2 – Design and Technology in practice Exam: 40%

Financial information

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Future opportunities

Employment opportunities for qualified Design Technologists exist in an ever-increasing variety of areas including:

Education, Business, Design, Leisure Industry, Consumer Affairs, Retailing, Interior Designs, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Graphic Communications, Building, Industrial Design, Surveying and Services Product Design Technical illustrations, Computer Graphics, Town Planning

Further information

Who should apply for the course?

'A' level Design and Technology provides an opportunity for students to involve themselves in practical problem solving activities and relate knowledge and skills to that activity.

It is inter- disciplinary and student-focused and is designed to be either a complementary subject to Mathematics, Physics or Art or a contrasting subject with English, History, Geography and Modern Languages.

It provides the facility to integrate work-related activities and/or links to the commercial and industrial world.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Both AS & A Level are 1 year courses

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