The Design & Technology department has two well-equipped workshops; a specialist electronics room; excellent ICT facilities that include CAD/CAM; and a dedicated textiles suite and fully equipped Food Technology area which gives our students access to a wide variety of manufacturing and catering processes.
A Level Design & Technology: Product Design
The A level subject content has a new requirement to include maths and science knowledge, skills and understanding. At least 15% of the written examination must assess mathematical skills at GCSE level (for example. ratios, number, percentages and geometry). Science skills required include Newton's laws of motion, Hooke's law and Ohm's law as appropriate to the designed product.
|Overview||Coursework is now know as Non-Examined Assessment There has been a reduction in weighting from 60% to 50% of the qualification. All students need to produce a design and make project A level, a final prototype(s) based on a design brief developed by the Learner|
Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology. Written exam, externally assessed
The paper includes calculations, short-open and open-response questions. as well as extended-writing questions focused on:
Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project
|Future pathways||Students have progressed onto further degree / HND courses that span Architecture; Interior Design; Industrial & Product Design: Engineering and Computer Aided Design. Students have also successfully gained places on prestigious apprenticeships that include BAE Systems.|