A-Level Design and Technology: a past pupil's view

  • Nizam Hamid Liverpool University


As an A-Level option Design and Technology (D & T) can in truth only be compared with the sciences; that is mathematics, physics, chemistry and others. This comparison also applies when considering University applications for engineering and science courses. In relation to other subjects at A-Level, D & T is unique in offering a wide area of study to suit individual students whilst remaining within the same syllabus. It can introduce topics, from many other subjects, and join them in a constructive manner. Also to successfully complete practical projects one can often employ knowledge from the other sciences. Though this is not a necessity as skills acquired purely through D & T will often suffice.

Perhaps the greatest value of D & T is that it allows one to apply, from other subjects, knowledge that would otherwise have remained as pure theory. This in turn often sparks a reciprocal interest in other subjects. Such a self-perpetuating effect only serves to widen the range of a student's understanding.

Author Biography

Nizam Hamid, Liverpool University
1st Year Student
How to Cite
HAMID, Nizam. A-Level Design and Technology: a past pupil's view. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/SDEC/article/view/1088>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2023.