Specification at a glance

AS Examinations (AS Award - 1561)

Unit 1 – TEXT1 Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

80 marks

Based primarily on Materials and Components and 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

Available June only

Unit 2 – TEXT2 Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 50 hours

80 marks

Written (or electronic) design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a single design-and-make project, two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work

Available June only

A2 Examinations (A Level Award - 2561)

Unit 3 – TEXT3 Design and Manufacture

25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

84 marks

Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections

Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section

Includes synoptic assessment

Available June only

Unit 4 – TEXT4 Design and Making Practice

25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 60 hours

85 marks

Written (or electronic) design folder

Manufactured outcome

Candidates submit evidence of a single, substantial designing and making activity

Available June only