Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What awards are available in this specification?

Q. What range of grades can students achieve?

Q. How many written exams are there?

Q. How much coursework is there?

Q. Do students design and make a new product as part of their AS coursework?

Q. How much time should students spend on coursework?

Q. Can we study Systems and Control at A2 but produce a Product Design piece of coursework?

Q. Is there a limit to the length of the coursework portfolios that student submit with their practical components?

Q. How is the coursework marked?

Q. Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Q. If a topic is assessed one year, can we assume that it won’t be assessed the following year?