AQA Design & Technology (Product Design) – taught at Clarendon College

 

Module/code Module Title Mode of Assessment Brief Outline of Module
AS Product Design 3D Design
PROD 1 Materials, Components and Application

External Examination 2hrs,

50% of AS

25% of total GCE

Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections

Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions

Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two

Section 3 contains one compulsory question

PROD 2 Learning through Designing and Making

Internally Assessed

Project time – Approximately 50hrs

50% of AS

25% of total GCE

Written (or electronic) design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work

A2 Product Design 3D Design
PROD 3 Design and Manufacture

External Examination 2hrs,

25% of total GCE

Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections

Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section,

plus a final question from either section.

Includes synoptic assessment

PROD 4 Design and Making Practice

Internally Assessed

Project time – Approximately 60hrs

25% of total GCE

Written (or electronic) design folder

Manufactured outcome

Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity

Career Pathways: The diversity and flexibility of these ‘AS’ and ‘A’ level courses allow students to tailor the course to suit their needs and interests, therefore enabling a wide variety of careers to be pursued. University courses include: Mechanical engineering, Motor vehicle design, Graphic design, Product design, Architecture, Business economics, Teaching, Management training, Agricultural and structural engineering, Interior design, Fashion.