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Design and Technology: Systems and Control AS and A Level at Emmanuel College

Course description

A Level Technology is a very successful course and is well regarded by university admission tutors who value the analytical and evaluative skills it fosters.

The course gives students the opportunity to study, propose and realise prototype solutions to designing-and-making situations closely linked to the real world of product/ system manufacture.


Course content

There are 4 units of assessment, two for the AS award and two for the Advanced GCE award.

AS Level Course

Unit 1 – Materials, Components and Applications 

Unit 2 – Learning Through Designing and Making 


A2 Level Course

Unit 3 – Design and Manufacture

Unit 4 – Design and Making Practice 

The subject matter does favour students who have followed an electronic products or system and control GCSE but due to the broad range of topics covered, including electronic, electrical, mechanical and pneumatics; it is possible for students from other Technology disciplines to achieve success.

Entry requirements

Students should achieve at least a B grade at GCSE. In addition students must have a subject teacher recommendation.


AS Level Course

Unit 1 – (2 Hour Written Paper)

Unit 2 – (Coursework)

A2 Level Course

Unit 3 – (2 Hour Written Paper)

Unit 4 – (Coursework)


Assessment Arrangements

50% Coursework   50% Written Examinations



Future opportunities

Technology is an obvious choice for anyone wanting a career in all forms of engineering.

The subject is also valued by admissions officers as it compliments mathematics, the sciences and economics, for people wanting to follow careers in management, marketing, law and accountancy, to name just a few.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 November 2016

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