Design and Technology at Post 16

Key Stage 5

Edexcel A Level Design and Technology Product Design

The course is divided into two parts:

  • Item 1 Component 1: The Principles of Design and Technology;
  • Item 2 Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project.

The syllabus consists of four assessment objectives:
AO1: Identify, investigate and outline design possibilities to address needs and wants;
AO2: Design and make prototypes that are fit for purpose;
AO3: Analyse and evaluate:
• Design decisions and outcomes, including for prototypes made by themselves and others;
• Wider issues in design and technology;
AO4: Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of:
• Technical principles;
• Design and making principles.

Design and Technology Product Design is assessed in the following way:

  • Item 1 Component 1 – 50%
  • Item 2 Component 2 – 50%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr M Price – Faculty Leader of Design and Technology