Design Technology: Product Design (Y Pant)

Product Design – Specialising in Resistant Materials Technology

Level:  AS and A LEVEL

Exam Board: WJEC

Location:  Y Pant School

Course content

There are 4 units in all: 2 for the AS and a further 2 for the full A Level.

Advanced Subsidiary

Unit 1 DT1: Examination; 40% of As Level, 20% of A Level.
Unit 2 DT2: Coursework, design and make task of 60% AS Level and 30% A Level.

Advanced G.C.E.

Unit 3 DT3:Examination, 20% of A Level
Unit 4 DT4: Students choose  a design brief set by the examination board, 30% of A Level.

The relationship between the subject content and the examination papers is explicitly stated so that candidates can be clear of the scope of each paper.

The new IT facilities and tooling resources within the D&T block will enable candidates to carry out extensive research and produce high quality presentation both in text, graphics and practical skills.  Extensive computer controlled machinery is available.

Candidates will, at all times, be encouraged to use their own initiative both in designing and making. The course is designed so that personal interests and qualities can be emphasised, so that their individual qualities can shine through.

The subject is useful to demonstrate to universities how candidates are able to work through a problem using logical systems to overcome problems. A great number of skills, useful in many courses, are required e.g. research, analysis, evaluation. Anyone wishing to pursue careers related to design or engineering (and there are many of these graduate careers), Architecture, graphics or manufacturing will find the course stimulating and have great benefit.

Career Opportunities/Additional Information

All aspects of Engineering, Graphical Design, Product Design, Architecture and Teaching.

Pupils can opt for this subject having taken Engineering, Resistant Materials or Graphics at GCSE level.

Staff to consult for further information

  • Mr. W. Draper
  • Mr. C. Beckett
  • Mr G. Jones
  • Mrs. E Johns.

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