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We are pleased to announce that our new AS/A Level Design and Technology qualifications are accredited for first teaching in 2017.
Our AS and A Level Design and Technology qualifications offers three endorsed title: Design Engineering, Fashion and Textiles and Product Design. These enable students to specialise in distinct areas of design and technology that reflect authentic practice, giving an insight into the way that creative, engineering and/or manufacturing industries function.
Inspiring a future in design and technology – Drawing on authentic design practice and contemporary technologies students will be free to explore design possibilities that excite and engage them, giving a strong foundation for further study and developing thinking and design skills that will support them in any future direction.
A focus on iterative designing – Students will learn to deliver their thinking and design skills through iterative design processes that allow them to ‘explore, create and evaluate’ following practices and strategies used by the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries.
Projects that offer so much more – The non-examined assessments at AS and A Level are not only open in approach, they will also enable students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that give them confidence as individuals and a strong understanding of creativity and innovation that will equip them to design and manage the future. The project work undertaken will be a meaningful discussion piece for university and apprenticeship applications.
Relevant and contemporary – In creating this specification, we’ve liaised with teachers, higher education, subject associations, industry professionals and consultants to ensure the qualifications meet the needs of students with a future interest in the field.
Support and guidance – You’ll find a growth of high-quality free resources and support on our website, developed by our Design and Technology Subject Specialists in close consultation with teachers and other subject experts.
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Accredited specification for the new A Level GCE Design and Technology qualification.
Accredited specification for the new AS Level GCE Design and Technology qualification.
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This factsheet suggests ways that the AS and A Level and endorsed titles could be co-taught in a centre.
Aimed at students and parents, this factsheet outlines some of the key benefits of studying OCR's Design and Technology qualification.
This guide will offer definitions of terminology that bring Design and Technology thinking up to date with the 2017 specifications.