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03/07/19

Fab job Year 4 for taking part in the Bikeability level 1 - we are all proud of you!

24/05/19

Well done to all the children in Primary for their great efforts in the walk to school week

17/05/19

Our students are enjoying the sunshine in Alicante https://t.co/tAKKjl4DlQ

17/05/19

Our students are really getting stuck in on their trip to Alicante https://t.co/FmFOIhZ0Bn

14/05/19

Our trip to the Science Museum was so much fun - very proud of our student's behaviour https://t.co/px0JAtoERH

14/05/19

Our Year 8 students had a wonderful time visiting Alexandra Palace https://t.co/MpEHGvI23D

07/05/19

Congratulations to Columbinus Louisy - Chartwell's unit manager and team - who achieved the top rating 5 for food hygiene at Harris Academy Tottenham. Well done!

03/05/19

The opening of our sports hall was a great occasion https://t.co/1RcOe92p8t

03/05/19

Very proud of our students at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/O9ZM0deX9k

03/05/19

Impressed by the talent performing at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/A7uy6kHCg0

03/05/19

A lovely picture of our principal, Ms Kattenhorn, with Stormzy as he opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/mnP3uIfANq

03/05/19

A message from Stormzy who opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/UDEH2hpmh8

26/04/19

Looking forward to our workshop for students interested in a career in medicine

25/04/19

Looking forward to DofE and planning our next steps at the meeting on Friday

05/04/19

My tutor group are keen to start using our new sports facilities https://t.co/maTSju2wnp

05/04/19

Excited to take my house to see the new sports hall https://t.co/GkoFI7YgF1

04/04/19

Looking forward to our celebration assemblies tomorrow

04/04/19

A huge well done to Year 3 and 4 for such a great music performance today. We were all very impressed!

04/04/19

Well done to all our Year 3 and 4 children who made excellent egg scenes for our Easter Exhibition. They were all amazing!

04/04/19

A huge well done to our Reception, Year 1 and 2 children for making wonderful Easter bonnets and putting on an amazing Easter Bonnet Parade!

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A-Level Design Technology

A Level Design Technology

Specification: AQA

Method of Assessment: Examination – 50%, Coursework 50%

Course Overview:

A Level Design & Technology is designed to encourage innovation and creativity in all aspects of design principles. The course enables students to gain skills to become successful individuals within the rapidly developing technological design industry.

Units Studied:

 

Paper 1 – Technical principles (30% of A Level – 2 Hours 30 Minute Examination) 120 marks.

 

Technical principles:

  • Materials and their applications:
  • Performance characteristics of materials:
  • Enhancement of materials
  • Forming, redistribution and addition processes:
  • The use of adhesives and fixings
  • The use of finishes
  • Modern industrial and commercial practice
  • Digital design and manufacture
  • The requirements for product design and development
  • Health & Safety
  • Protecting designs and intellectual property
  • Design for manufacturing, maintenance, repair and disposal
  • Feasibility studies
  • Enterprise and marketing in the development of products
  • Design communication

 

Paper 2 – Technical principles (20% of A Level – 1 Hour 30 Minute Examination) 80 marks.

 

Designing and making principles:

  • Design methods and processes
  • Design theory
  • How technology and cultural changes can impact on the work of designers
  • Product life cycle
  • Design processes
  • Critical analysis and evaluation
  • Selecting appropriate tools, equipment and processes
  • Accuracy in design and manufacture
  • Responsible design
  • Design for manufacture and project management
  • National and international standards in product design

 

Non-exam assessment – NEA (50% of A Level) 100 marks.

 

  • Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles.
  • Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics with at least a grade 6 in Design & technology.  

Reading Materials / Resources:

Any pre-research about topics is highly recommended.

Specification for course can be found on:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/as-and-a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-7552

Career Opportunities

A Level Design & Technology broadens horizons within the developing design world and enables students to gain accessibility to Arts courses in colleges and universities. All creative employers have an eye for the study of A Level Design & Technology, as it builds a foundation in portfolio creating and skillsets for the industrial design world.

Specific careers involving Design & Technology include:

  • Teaching
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital / Web developer
  • Print design
  • UX / UI design
  • HTML / CSS coding
  • Branding
  • Interior design
  • Architecture
  • Motion design
  • Editor
  • Social media content design
  • Videography
  • Animation
  • Creative director
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Art worker

For more information, please contact Miss Ebcin at sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

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