As well as an exam, Design and Manufacture candidates are assessed on two linked assignments over the course of a year: a design assignment and a practical assignment.
The coursework recorded as part of the assignment should be resented in a portfolio with a maximum of seven A3 sheets of paper, a research form, and a planning for manufacture form.
The design assignment is worth 55 marks allocated against a series of assessed skills: -
Some of the skill sections are broken down into further subsections each with a share of the marks available.
Within the design assignment, 'Analysing a brief' has 8 marks allocated to it. These marks are awarded as follows: -
'Developing ideas' has 20 marks allocated. They are broken down into the following subsections: -
The practical assignment is worth 45 marks. The practical assignment continues on from and carries out the design assigment. Marks are allocated according to demonstration of the following skills: -