The A Level course is focused towards consumer products and applications, their analysis in respect of materials, components, and marketability, in order to understand their selection and uses in industrial and commercial practices of product development.
The course provides you with an opportunity to engage in both practical and theoretical study. This covers design and technology skills and knowledge across two broad areas:
- technical principles
- designing and making principles.
You will draw on and apply a range of skills and knowledge from other subject areas to inform decisions in design and the application or development of technology, demonstrating the application of maths and science skills. You will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology. The course provides opportunities to put learning in to practice by producing prototypes of your choice related to your interests and fields you wish to study further.