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Design & Technology (Product Design) AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School

Course description

Technology is all about designing and making, and students undertaking this course will continue to build on, and extend, all the designing and making skills they learned for their GCSE Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) examination.

The course is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their creativity, capability and entrepreneurial skills, to apply knowledge and understanding of a range of technological activities and to develop critical thinking of product design.

Course content

Due to A‐Level reforms the specification for this subject is still to be decided.  However, Product Design is a practical subject and a large part of your course will be engaging in designing, modelling and manufacture. 

Entry requirements

  • In both parts of the course you will need to work collaboratively on some tasks and as an individual on others. You will need to take responsibility for planning and managing the development of your coursework to meet firm deadlines, and you will need to develop your research and communication skills using ICT.
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B (or grade 6 in English and Mathematics) is required to have a free choice of A‐ Level courses.   We would anticipate that you would achieve a minimum of GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students will be expected to achieve at least a grade B in the subjects they choose to take and this will be applied rigidly to Mathematics, Further Mathematics, the Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages. 


Examining Body:  To be confirmed

Future opportunities

Technology is an exciting and interesting subject for those who enjoy design and problem solving in a practical world. This course complements many other A Level courses and as a result can lead to a wide variety of university courses and careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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