DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

AS/A2

Is it for me?

If you have an interest in materials or graphics then this is the course for you. If you are seeking a career in design then this would help you to achieve that goal.

What will I be doing?

You will be investigating industrial and commercial products and practices. You will have the opportunity to design and make your own product. You will research materials, components and systems.

How do I pass the course?

Good attendance and punctuality throughout the course is vital to your success in both AS and A2. During the AS you will have to complete a piece of coursework which is worth 50% and an exam in ‘Materials, Components and Applications’ which is also worth 50%.

During A2 you will need to complete another design and make coursework worth 50% and an additional exam in design worth 50%.

How do I get on the course?

Students who have previously studied design and technology must have gained at least a C in one of the D&T areas (food, textiles, engineering or product design). The course is also open to others who show a keen interest in the subject but those students must show they have the ability to make the sufficient gains needed, having not studied D&T at GCSE level.