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Design Technology is now combined in this new course which will give you a broader knowledge of Design and Technology. You can focus on a chosen material area for your Design and Make Project.
The course will equip you with design skills for the future. It will help you to recognise and interpret design needs and develop and understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impact on today’s world. We will encourage and nurture your creativity and innovation and aim to give you the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as you develop your own design brief with a client and/or end user. In Year 12 you will develop and enhance your design and practical skills and technical knowledge through small scale projects. In Year 13 you will complete the Design and Make Project.
It is expected that you are passionate about designing and have an aptitude for creativity and problem solving. You should also have a sound knowledge of materials and commercial manufacturing techniques. You will need enthusiasm, commitment, an open creative mind and a willingness to learn.
We will follow the Eduqas (part of WJEC) specification.
This great course will give you an opportunity to consider careers such as a product designer, industrial designer, interior designer, spatial designer, automotive designer, architect, mechanical engineer, systems engineer, aeronautical engineer and graphic designer … to name a few.
Component 1: Design and Technology in the 21st Century written exam: 3 hours (50% of A Level)
Component 2: Design and Make Project non-exam assessment, approx. 80 hours (50% of A Level)
Students can be accepted from any of the GCSE D&T disciplines, but Resistant Materials, Product Design or Graphic Products is the more standard route. You will need a Grade 6 in this subject as this course is demanding.