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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

Product Design aims to:
- develop and sustain innovation, creativity and design and technology capability;
- develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activity;
- apply essential knowledge of understanding and skills of design production processes to a range of technological activities;
- use (ICT) to enhance the design and technological capability;
- recognise the social, moral, spiritual and cultural values inherent in design and technological activity, and develop critical evaluation skills in technical, aesthetic, ethical, economic, environmental, social and cultural contexts;
- develop as discerning consumers able to make informed choices;
- develop positive attitudes of co-operation and citizenship and work collaboratively.

Course content

AS Level

Paper 1: Core technical principles and designing and making principle with additional specialist knowledge.

Externally assessed examination

50% of AS

NEA: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles with specialist knowledge.

Single design and make project. Context set by AQA

50% of AS

 

A2 Level

Paper 1: Core technical principles and designing and core designing and making principles

Externally assessed examination - 25% of A Level

Paper 2: Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles.

Externally assessed examination - 25% of A Level

NEA: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

Substantial design and make project.

50% of A Level

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Technology graded 9 to 6 (Systems & Control, Engineering, Graphics, Product Design or Resistant Materials) OR BTEC Engineering First Certificate Level 2 Distinction* to Merit.

Future opportunities

The course provides an opportunity for students to involve themselves in practical problem solving activities and to relate knowledge and skills to that activity. The work is very practical in nature, and will encompass the use of wood, metal and plastic materials. The course will build upon the design process used in GCSE Design Technology and some of the work will be computer or graphically orientated. Much of the Specification content will be taught through practical assignments. On completion the successful candidate would be suited to study any one of a wide range of Design and Technical based degree level courses, such as Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Product Design and Transport Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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