A Level Technology studies cover four main topics, and you will study two of these each year.
- In ‘Materials, Components and Application’ you will look at materials, production processes and the impact of cost and design.
- In ‘Learning through Designing and Making’ you will produce some coursework using your own design with a range of materials and media.
- In the first year you will have two assessments:
- A two hour written paper accounts for 25% of your total marks.
- The coursework and your design portfolio account for another 25% of your marks.
- In ‘Design and Manufacture’ you will learn to appreciate the relationship between Design and Technology, or form and function.
- The ‘Design and Making in Practice’ is the practical coursework part. You will make an object and record the processes that you went through.
- In Year two you will have two assessments:
- A two hour written paper worth 25% of your marks.
- Practical coursework and your design portfolio account for the final 25% of your A Level marks.
Where will success take me?
3D design could take you into a number of exciting career paths. Of course there’s product or automotive design. But what about computer generated cartoons? Or maybe CAD for industry appeals to you more? This course could take you into architecture, teaching, manufacturing, advertising or engineering.
What skills will I learn?
The Design and Technology Product Design 3D will help you develop a number of skills:
- How to assemble data and assess it.
- How to investigate facts and use deduction.
- How to put over your point of view fluently.
- How to work as a team to achieve results.