The main purpose of the course is to allow candidates to develop the skills and knowledge associated with designing and manufacturing.
Candidates study the lifecycle of products from their inception through design, manufacture, and use, including their disposal and/or re-use. It helps candidates to appreciate the impact commercial manufacture has on design and the need for balance and compromise when developing successful commercial products.
skills in designing products
knowledge and understanding of materials and commercial manufacture
knowledge and understanding of design factors
an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on society, the environment and the world of work
The Higher Design and Manufacture course has two units the pupils must complete prior to sitting the final assignment and examination. The final grade for the course is marked out of 170 marks as shown below.
Unit 1: Manufacturing
Unit 2: Design
Final Assignment: Folio
90 of 170 total marks
Final Theory Examination
80 of 170 total marks
Practice exam papers can be found here for revision