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Product Design A Level at Woodroffe School

Course description

Careers ideas could include any design related degree including Product Design, Architecture, Engineering, Graphics or a career in Carpentry and material related employment

Course content

AS – Year 12

1. Core technical principles
2. Core designing and making principles
3. Additional specialist knowledge
Students will follow theory with some practical investigations, starting their non-exam assessment (NEA) towards the middle part of the year, theme issued by the exam board in June the previous year.

Entry requirements

Would suit students with a GCSE Grade B or above in Design Technology and/or a BTEC in a Design related subject.


AS - Year 12

Paper 1 - What’s assessed: Core technical principles and core designing and making principles
Questions: Mixture of short answer, multiple choice and extended response
How it’s assessed: Written exam: Two hours, 100 marks, 25% of A Level
Coursework is usually hand produced rather than digitally
Non-exam assessment (NEA)
What’s assessed: Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge
Assessed as a single design and make project. Context set by AQA. 35 hours, 80 marks, 50% of AS Evidence
Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages

Further information

Visits are encouraged and include visiting a local joiner and boatbuilding school.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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