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Key Stage 5

 

Product Design: 3D Design

Course Structure

AS Level

Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Application

  • 50% of AS. 25% of A Level
  • 2 Hour written paper. 80 Marks

Based primarily on materials and components and consisting of three sections

  • Section1 contains compulsory limited response questions
  • Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two
  • Section 3 contains one compulsory question

 

Unit 2 - Learning Through Designing and making

  • 50% of AS. 25% of A Level
  • Coursework - approx 50 hours. 80 Marks

Manufactured outcome(s)

  • Coursework may take a number of forms; a single design and make project, 2 smaller projects or a portfolio of work.

 

A Level 

Unit 3 - Design & manufacture

  • 25% of A Level 2 Hour Written Paper. 84 Marks
  • Primarily based on design and manufacture and consisting of two sections.
  • Candidates answer 3 questions: one from each section.
  • Includes synoptic assessment.

 

Unit 4 - Design & making practise

  • 25% of A Level Coursework - approx 60 Hours . 85 Marks

Manufactured outcome

  • Candidates must submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity.

The complete syllabus can be viewed on the AQA website using the links below:

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf/AQA-2550-W-SP.PDF

 

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