Students should produce a collection of materials that exemplifies work carried out during the AS course.
Each student must include in their portfolio: There is no restriction on the scale of work produced.
AQA will provide exemplar material and detailed guidance to illustrate the standard of work required for this coursework unit.
A2 candidates' work will be marked out of a total of 85 marks.
This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the AS and A2 subject content is applied to the design and manufacture of candidates' own projects.
The Assessment Criteria for A2 coursework are given below.
Six criteria are produced for assessment and each criterion has five bands of marks.
Each band should be viewed holistically when making assessments; a weakness in one element of a level, for example, can be balanced by strengths in another.
We’ve structured the content so that you can co-teach AS and A-level Design and Technology students, allowing for maximum flexibility in lesson timetabling and teaching resources.
You can find out about all our qualifications at uk/designandtechnology We’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams. They include: Find out which questions were the most challenging, how the results compare to previous years and where your students need to improve.