Design Technology A Level

Brief details:

This course is designed to encourage students to take a broad view of design & technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the relations between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing. Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a professional designer, engineer and technologist.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 4 design & technology at GCSE level is essential.

Units studied:

  •   Unit 1: Technical principles
  •   Unit 2: Designing and making principles
  •   Unit 3: Practical application of technical principles and designing and making principles

Exam Board: AQA

Course Assessment Details:

This course is assessed through examinations (50%) and a practical project (50%)

Progression and career opportunities:

This course will support an entry to a variety of university courses including industrial design, interior design, graphic design, fine art, marketing, product design & development, architecture, computing, education or engineering. It will also help support employment or apprenticeships in industry.