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Design and technology GCE AS and A Level subject content

Welsh, R and McLain, MN (2015) Design and technology GCE AS and A Level subject content. Department for Education (DfE), London.

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The AS and A level subject content sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills common to all AS and A level specifications in design and technology. It provides the framework within which awarding organisations create the detail of the subject specification. AS and A Level specifications in design and technology must reflect the subject aims and objectives. Aims and objectives Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Specifications in design and technology should encourage students to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes/products1 that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values. Specifications should enable students to identify market needs and opportunities for new products, initiate and develop design solutions, and make and test prototypes/products. Students should acquire subject knowledge in design and technology, including how a product can be developed through the stages of prototyping, realisation and commercial manufacture. Students should take every opportunity to integrate and apply their understanding and knowledge from other subject areas studied during Key Stage 4, with a particular focus on science and mathematics, and those subjects they are studying alongside AS and A level design and technology.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 12:17
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 12:23
Editors: Department for Education (DfE), and Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual),
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5433
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