Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.
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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.
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We’ve worked with teachers to develop a qualification that encourages students to develop their skills across a range of disciplines.As well as subject specific training, we offer a range of courses to help boost your skills.You can attend a course at venues around the country, in your school or online – whatever suits your needs and availability.Students must identify and acknowledge sources which are not their own.Separate question papers will be provided for each title.The work produced during the supervised time must be clearly identified as such.At the end of the 10 hours of supervised time all the work submitted for this component must be kept secure.These will consist of a choice of five questions to be used as starting points. Preparatory period - from 1 February Following receipt of the paper students should consider the starting points and select one.Preparatory work should be presented in any suitable format, such as mounted sheets, design sheets, sketchbooks, workbooks, journals, models and maquettes.Supervised time – 10 hours Following the preparatory period, students must complete 10 hours of unaided, supervised time.The first 3 hours of the supervised time must be consecutive.