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18/10/19

Ms Smith dropping off our harvest donations to the food bank https://t.co/tjYISLBNRT

17/10/19

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Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

17/10/19

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So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

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Thank you for sharing our weekly success stories. I am really proud to be apart of the family! https://t.co/7WD92NDxnL

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

Tonight our Executive Principal Nick Soar is helping launch the research into how children can find themselves, find their identity and be themselves and find the career of their choice - amazing work of https://t.co/l8oBcEUUh0

15/10/19

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14/10/19

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11/10/19

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Annual Federation Conference. https://t.co/Vjn2NZCUVg https://t.co/GfrarOD9Wc

11/10/19

Wonderful to hear, our, and other Harris pupils singing exceptionally at our Harris conference https://t.co/n1bulxzJB4

11/10/19

Ready to welcome our Harris Tottenham team to the Harris Conference https://t.co/3EO0L7gO4d

10/10/19

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Great pictures from our Grand Opening. https://t.co/PIHyy8gJpA

10/10/19

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It's a huge welcome from me and everyone to two academies this week. That's FOUR in the last month😊 Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with you all https://t.co/Va02l38U9m

10/10/19

Mr Howells had the best time celebrating pupils' success at the Principal's breakfast https://t.co/W9akgrKAKQ

10/10/19

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Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

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Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

10/10/19

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10/10/19

Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

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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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