LEVEL: A Level – Linear
EXAM BOARD: OCR
AIMS OF THE COURSE
This course helps you to tackle everyday technological problems that affect our lives. You get the chance to study, propose & realise quality solutions to satisfy designing and making needs. You will research, apply your knowledge, using electronic, mechanical components & systems to make prototypes.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
F521: Advanced Innovation Challenge. This is a timed design challenge based on a pre-released theme. The challenge consists of a workbook, a modelling exercise and a written paper.
F522: The Product Study. Here you carry out an in-depth product analysis resulting in suggestions for improvements. A2 –
F523: Design, Make and Evaluate. You will produce a portfolio and a product based on an electronics and/or mechanical system.
F524: Product Design is a written paper that consists of two components, you select questions that have a Systems and Control theme.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
AS – Coursework: 60%
A2 – Exam: 40%
WHERE DOES THIS SUBJECT LEAD?
- Further Education – Engineering, Design Technologies, Graphics, Systems & Control
- Career – Manufacturing