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Design Technology – Product Design A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

This is an exciting course for those interested in the many aspects of graphics, product design and manufacture. Students are encouraged to work in a wide range of materials and will enjoy choosing projects linked to their own interests. The AQA Syllabus has been used as a vehicle for many different types of projects, including furniture design, engineering, textiles and photography.


What will you study?

Assessment units for AS Level are:

Unit 1 – Written Paper 2 hours – 50% of the total marks and 25% of the total A level marks. This question paper covers three main topic areas; 1) Materials, Components and Application. 2) Hand and Commercial Processing. 3) Design, Environment and Ergonomics. Candidates will answer three from a choice of six questions.

Unit 2 – Coursework Approx 50 hours – 50% of the AS marks and 25% of the total A Level marks. This unit consists of a design portfolio and a manufactured outcome.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students wishing to start this subject would have passed a design-based GCSE course, at grade B or above. An English Language GCSE pass (C or above) is also desirable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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