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Design and Technology AS and A Level at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

This course aims to develop your technological know-how and design capability.

You will apply your knowledge and understanding of technology and industrial practices to develop and manufacture innovative high quality products using a range of materials and processes.

Course content

You will carry out a Design and Make Task (approximately 60 hours). You will submit one Design and Make Task which will satisfy the AS assessment criteria.

The examination paper will contain two sections which will assess the learners knowledge and understanding drawn from the subject content for one on the following focused areas: Designing & Innovation, Materials & Components, Product Analysis and Industrial & Commercial Practice.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including a Design and Technology subject. For the A Level Systems and Control it is essential that the you have A*- C grade in Systems and Control or Electronics at GCSE.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed by 60% Coursework and 40% Examination assessment.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university to study Design and Technology. These courses and potential careers include Architecture, Engineering, Product Management, Design Consultancy, Product Design and Manufacture, Graphic Design, CAM, Advertising and Display and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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