Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

Assessments

Paper 1

What's assessed

  • Technical principles
  • Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of AS

Questions

Multiple choice, short answer and extended response.

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

What's assessed

Practical application of technical principles and designing and making principles.

How it's assessed

  • Single design and make project.
  • Context set by AQA.
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of AS

Evidence

Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages.