AS and A Level Design and Technology
Teaching: Sep 2017
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. The Eduqas Design and Technology A Level encourages learners to use creativity and imagination when applying iterative design processes to develop and modify designs, and to design and make prototypes that solve real world problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, aspirations and values.
The A Level Design and Technology specification is designed to develop learners’ subject knowledge, including how a product can be developed through the stages of prototyping, realisation and commercial manufacture.
Assessment consists of both a designed and made project, and an examination in either fashion and textiles or product design.
We provide a range of digital resources for both learners and educators, including A Level Design and Technology past papers, digital teaching resources and training events. You can access these, along with the A Level Design and Technology specification, using the menu above.
- 2 areas of study: Fashion and Textiles and Product Design
- Well thought through, logical specification
- Good progression and flow to higher education
- Maximum marks available for designing and making
- 50% NEA; criteria are straightforward and easy to apply
- Direct access to subject specialists
- Unlimited access to free resources
- Face-to-face professional learning training courses
- Support from our regional representatives
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Online Exam Review – gain access to general data, exam questions, marking schemes and examiner comments.
Our Assessment Resources are sets of questions based on specific themes, topics or skills within the qualification. They are optional resources (their use is not mandatory) which have been created to assist teachers in assessing learners in summer 2021. We recommend that you use the Mapping Grid provided initially to help you find appropriate Assessment Resources. Our Mapping Grid has been designed for you to view, at a glance, the content and assessment objectives covered in each Assessment Resource, and then download the relevant Assessment Resource.
- S21-A601QS-Mapping Grid.xlsx
- S21-A601QS AR1.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR2.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR3.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR4.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR5.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR6.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR7.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR8.pdf
- S21-A601QS AR9.pdf
- S21-A602QS-Mapping Grid.xlsx
- S21-A602QS AR1.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR2.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR3.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR4.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR5.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR6.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR7.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR8.pdf
- S21-A602QS AR9.pdf
- S21-B602QS-Mapping Grid.xlsx
- S21-B602QS AR1.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR2.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR3.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR4.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR5.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR6.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR7.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR8.pdf
- S21-B602QS AR9.pdf
Training and Guidance for Summer 2021
WJEC Eduqas has produced Professional Learning training and guidance packs to support the application of marking schemes and grading. These view on-demand materials offer expert instruction from senior Eduqas examiners and include marking exemplar and grading exemplar. These materials aim to:
- develop your understanding in applying the marking schemes
- improve your confidence in awarding marks accurately
- exemplify the characteristics of learner responses at differing levels of achievement
- provide guidance on how to grade learner evidence.
These materials are suitable for all teachers who need guidance in marking and grading this qualification, and Heads of Department who wish to internally moderate their team's marking.
These materials are now available for you to access as many times as you wish from our secure website here.
Upcoming Professional Learning Events
There are no live events currently scheduled for this qualification.
Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.
Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.
Please visit our secure website to view training materials for this subject.
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