Product Design - Year 12 and 13
Design and technology (product design) A level - AQA - specification code 2561
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This course aims to offer students the opportunity to develop a broad view of Design and Technology, and to develop their capacity to Design and make products. They will develop an understanding of the relations between Design, materials, manufacture and marketing between two main areas. This new qualification places greater emphasis on understanding and applying iterative design processes. Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
It will develop research, Design communication, computer aided Design, manufacturing, and evaluation skills based around previous experiences in Design and Technology. Throughout the course students will complete coursework (50%) and take an external examination at the end of the course (50%).