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Design and Technology (Product Design) A-Level at The Clarendon Academy

Course description

Prod 1: Materials Components and Application

Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections

  • Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions
  • Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two
  • Section 3 contains one compulsory question

Prod 2: Learning through Designing and Making

Written (or electronic) design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work

Prod 3: Design and Manufacture

Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections

Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section.

Includes synoptic assessment

Prod 4: Design and Making Practice

Written (or electronic) design folder

Manufactured outcome

Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity

Career Pathways

The diversity and flexibility of these AS and A Level courses allow students to tailor the course to suit their needs and interests, therefore enabling a wide variety of careers to be pursued. University courses include: Mechanical engineering, Motor vehicle design, Graphic design, Product design, Architecture, Business economics, Teaching, Management training, Agricultural and structural engineering, Interior design, Fashion.

Entry requirements

In the first year of the Sixth Form, students are expected to follow at least 3 subjects. Most will choose 4.

A minimum of 5 grade Cs are required to undertake A Levels and a grade B is recommended in your chosen subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Clarendon Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years