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What is the difference between GCSE and A-level and is it hard?thanks
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Lemur14 please could you move this to DT?

You have a coursework section which usually counts for about 40%. You work on a project for the whole year at A2 and this is usually a project of your own choosing so for instance i did a guinea pig carrier. Alongside the actual product you create you have to do a 40 page ish portfolio of idea generation > modelling > testing > manufacturing > summary and conclusion.
Throughout the year you will also have design theory lessons every other week or so (depends how your school does it). In these lessons you will learn the manufacturing processes of different products, product safety regulations, material strengths and weaknesses etc. This information you will need to know for the theory exam at the end of the year which is now 2 papers for AQA and contains design theory and some maths content.
Make sure you spend time on revising for the paper as people get too hung up over the coursework and forget that the paper/s is around 60% of the marks

Hope that helps feel free to ask any questions
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is this for AQA?

(Original post by CoolCavy)
Lemur14 please could you move this to DT?

You have a coursework section which usually counts for about 40%. You work on a project for the whole year at A2 and this is usually a project of your own choosing so for instance i did a guinea pig carrier. Alongside the actual product you create you have to do a 40 page ish portfolio of idea generation > modelling > testing > manufacturing > summary and conclusion.
Throughout the year you will also have design theory lessons every other week or so (depends how your school does it). In these lessons you will learn the manufacturing processes of different products, product safety regulations, material strengths and weaknesses etc. This information you will need to know for the theory exam at the end of the year which is now 2 papers for AQA and contains design theory and some maths content.
Make sure you spend time on revising for the paper as people get too hung up over the coursework and forget that the paper/s is around 60% of the marks

Hope that helps feel free to ask any questions
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(Original post by molllllllllyy)
is this for AQA?
Yes
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