A Level Course Listing
Design and Technology A Level is studied through a practical 3D Design course with no written theory exam. The course is designed to develop authentic design and practical problem-solving skills relevant for future study or employment.
You will qualify in an Ofqual accredited A Level 3D Design: Product Design.
You will be assessed through a 60% personal project which will focus on an area of design of your choice, and a 40% practical exam. The exam will take the form of a practical design response to a theme set by the exam board. You will also have the opportunity to become an Autodesk Certified Associate in Fusion 360 3D CAD modelling software.
This course allows you to develop real-world skills, and to focus on designing and making as challenging, rewarding intellectual, and creative activities. We have designed the course to ensure that it provides an excellent foundation for degree courses and employment in the creative design and technical engineering disciplines. We recommend that students applying for engineering degrees should consider maths and physics in addition to 3D Design.
Examination board: Eduqas
At least a grade 6 at GCSE.
Designing and Making Skills Foundation:
i. The design process
ii. Research methods: people, products, places and phenomena – past and present
iii. Materials, modelling and manufacturing
iv. Design communication methods (including Autodesk Associate Certificate)
Personal Project – A major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project and outcome/s based on themes and subject matter within your chosen design context.
Personal Project (60%)
v. Completion of outcomes
vi. Testing and evaluation
vii. Project curation and display
Externally Set Assignment (40%)
viii. Preparatory study and planning