Design and Technology

Exam Board: AQA


Course Content:

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries.


They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences within design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing prototypes of their choice.


Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.



  • Paper 1
  • Content: Technical Principles
  • Written Exam.
  • 30% of A-Level


  • Paper 2
  • Content: Designing & Making Principles
  • Written Exam.
  • 20% of A-Level


  • NEA
  • Practical application of Technical Principles & Designing & Making Principles
  • Substantial design & make project
  • 50% of A-Level


Career Opportunities:

A great course to lead to any university design qualification and further into the world of work as a designer within any of the many specialist areas available.


Entry Requirements:

  • Grade B GCSE Product Design
  • Grade 5 Mathematics
  • Grade 5 English