Career Possibilities

Technology and Design provides a solid foundation for study at a higher level in a range of engineering and industrial design areas of practice, or in areas of study related to engineering and design. Examples:

 

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Structural engineering

  • Product Design

  • Technology and Design Manufacturing

  • Electronic Engineering

A Level

 

Technology and Design offers the opportunity for exposure to the processes involved in harnessing the resources of people and the earth they inhabit, through the creation of appropriate artefacts and/or systems and provides opportunities to undertake design and technological problems which meet human needs within a range of contexts.

 

A’LEVEL SUBJECT CONTENT

AS

Unit AS 1: Product Design and Systems and Control

This unit is a study of product design, materials and their processing with an area of systems and control. (Electronic and Microelectronic Control Systems)

 

Unit AS 2: Coursework: Product Development

The emphasis in this unit is on the analysis and development of an existing product,

with a view to re-designing either the product or an aspect of it.

A2

Unit A2 1: Systems and Control

An in-depth study of Electronic and

Microelectronic Control System.

 

 

Unit A2 2: Coursework: Product–System, Design and

Manufacture

Candidates will be required to design and manufacture a technological product or system.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Unit AS 1: 2 hour examination

Unit AS 2: 45 hour coursework internally assessed externally moderated.

Unit A2 1: 2 hour examination

Unit A2 2: 60 hour coursework internally assessed externally moderated

KEY FEATURES

  • Develop and sustain their creativity and innovative practice;  

  • Recognise and overcome challenges and constraints when working towards the production of high-quality products;

  • Draw on and apply knowledge; understanding and skills of production processes to a range of design and technological activities;

Develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activities from a contemporary and historical perspective;

RECOMMENDED SUBJECT/S AND GRADES AT GCSE

 

Technology And Design

A*/A/B/C

Or

Art & Design A*/A/B

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Technology and Design provides a solid foundation for study at a higher level in a range of engineering and industrial design areas of practice, or in areas of study related to engineering and design. Examples:

  • Civil engineering

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Electronic engineering

  • Electrical engineering

  • Structural engineering

  • Product Design

  • Manufacturing

  • Technology And Design

  • Architecture

 

OTHER INFORMATION

This specification addresses and builds upon the broad curriculum objectives such as Influences on Product Design, Sustainable development, working with materials, health and safety and safe working practices.

GCSE Technology and Design

 

GCSE Technology and Design is split into three compulsory units:

 

Unit 1: Paper 1 Technology and Design Core

Unit 2: Paper 2 Electronics and Micro Electronics

Unit 3: Coursework

 

 

Unit 1 Examination

(Examination taken by our Year 11 students worth 25% of the overall GCSE)

 

 

Unit 2 Examination

(Examination on Electronics taken by our Year 12 students worth 25% of the overall GCSE)

 

Unit 3 Coursework

-Design and make a product with an electronic circuit based on a theme supplied by CCEA. 

(This unit is worth 50% of the overall GCSE.  It is started in year 11 and completed in year 12)