A-level Design and Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) helps students take a broad view of design and technology, develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
The specification retains much of the content of the previous A-level specification and continues to provide students with the opportunity to design and make a product (or in the case of AS, a number of smaller products) in both years of the course.
The course has 50 per cent coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.
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The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.
You mean the Resistant Materials or Graphic Product one?
I did the Resistant Materials one on the 9th of June. Pretty simple, though that ten marker on the effects of built in obsolescence on society was completely new so there may be some waffle syndrome with that one and that 6 marker on countries encouraging sustainable timber production was the same case.
I wrote everything I could bloody think of for both of those and I think I made a very good point, but since these were completely new there's no way of knowing what they even wanted as an answer. Typical D&T exams.
Speaking of which, I've had 3 D&T exams before this one (2 engineering, and AS PD) which I all found good, but still ended up with a C. In fact I haven't seen anyone get more than a C in them, which is a bit ridiculous. I need an A in product design, and I scored very highly in both coursework modules (110+), so another C in this exam will still get me an A, hopefully.