AQA Routes

For information with regards to changes for 2022, please consult each examination board’s website on a regular basis. Changes have already been announced and further changes may occur throughout the year

AQA has provided two possible routes in the delivery of Design, each have their merits. There is information here to help you make your decision about which one you wish to take, but it will really depend upon your skills set, experience and direction you wish to take your course.

Links to:

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AQA – Design through Art and Design

Assessment Model

  • Component 1 – Portfolio – 60% of GCSE
  • Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – 40% GCSE

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AQA – Design through Design and Technology

Assessment Model

  • Paper 1 – Examination – 50% of GCSE
  • Non-exam Assessment (NEA) – 50% of GCSE

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