Key Stage 5

In the sixth form we provide AS and A-Level Design & Technology specialising in Product Design.

The units covered over the A-Level are shown below, DT1 and 2 are covered in Year 12 and DT3 and 4 covered in Year 13
DT1: Examination Paper (2 Hours) – This paper will contain two sections which will assess candidates’ knowledge and understanding of: Designing and Innovation, Product Analysis, Materials and Components, Industrial and Commercial Practices. This exam is split into two sections. Section A requires short answers; Section B requires open-ended essay type responses.DT2: Design & Make Task (40 Hours) – Candidates must submit one design and make task based on the initial brief of ‘Storage for a Purpose’. This piece of coursework accounts for 30% of the A-Level mark.DT3: Examination Paper (2.5 Hours) – This paper will contain three sections. Section A and B questions require short answers and Section C questions require open-ended essay type questions. The following areas will be studied: Designing and Innovation, Product Analysis, Human Responsibility, Public Interaction, Materials and Components, Industrial and Commercial Practices, Processes and Production Systems and Control.DT4: Major Project (60 Hours) – Candidates will undertake a single project. Each year the examination board will set eight themes for the project, though candidates may also submit their own proposals for approval. This project requires a high level of designing, manufacture and innovation.

Career PathsEach year students enter University Higher Education having studied Design & Technology as one of their A-Level qualifications at Y Pant, these pupils typically specialise in:
  • Engineering related Qualifications, such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering etc
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Art
  • Design & Technology

 

Year 12 Pupils Work May 2014

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