Key Stage 5

Food Technology AS & A Level

Product Design (3D Design) AS & A Level

AS Units

Unit 1 – Materials, Components and Application

Written Paper 50% of the total AS marks

2 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components.

• Consisting of three sections

• Section 1 contains compulsory limited response questions

• Section 2 offers a choice of one question from two

• Section 3 contains one compulsory question.

• 80 marks for Unit 1

Unit 2 – Learning Through Designing and Making

Coursework 50% of the total AS marks

Approx 50 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

• Written (or electronic) design portfolio

• Manufactured outcome(s)

• A revised Candidate Record Form

• Coursework may take a number of forms; a single

design-and-make project, two smaller projects and/or a

portfolio of work

• 80 marks for Unit 2

A2 Units – 2540

Unit 3 – Design and Manufacture

Written paper

2 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

This paper is based primarily on Design and Manufacture.

• Consisting of two sections (with three questions in each

section) with a choice of three questions from six.

• Candidates are required to answer one question from each

section and also a final question from either section.

• This written paper will include sufficient synoptic

assessment to test the candidates’ understanding of the

connections between the different elements of the subject

and their holistic understanding of the subject.

• 84 marks for Unit 3

Unit 4 – Design and Making Practice

Coursework

Approx 60 hours 25% of the total A Level marks

• Written (or electronic) design folder

• Manufactured outcome

• A revised Candidate Record Form

• Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial

designing and making activity

• 85 marks for Unit 4.

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