Design and Technology: Systems and Control Technology (2555)

We are not developing a new A-level Systems and Control Technology qualification due to government changes to A-levels.

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series, with a final re-sit opportunity in June 2019.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our Level 3 Tech-level qualifications in Engineering.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below.

This specification encourages students to take a broad view of Design and Technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between Design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

It is helpful, but not necessary, for candidates to have studied a GCSE Design and Technology course before commencing work on this specification.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of investigative, research, analytical, modelling, designing and making skills that can be applied when solving problems.

The emphasis of the course is on the application of knowledge. It is intended that students will have the opportunity to learn through practical activities by producing multiple solutions to problems.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Design and Technology: Systems and Control Technology
Specification code 2555
Certification code 1556 AS
2556 A2
QAN codes 50022179

Updates to Design and Technology: Systems and Control Technology (2555)

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