Aqa Product Design A-Level Coursework English Literature

 
  1. Hi all.
    I'd like to know if anyone is in the same boat regarding their grade for AS Level Product Design this year.
    After getting 82/90 (Grade A) on the coursework side (PROD2), my whole class were shocked to see that we had all achieved U's on the PROD1 paper. This resulted in us achieving some pretty rubbish grades overall.
    With predicted grades amongst some of the top grades, we were absolutely baffled by the results we saw on our grade sheets.I'd like to know if anyone else is the same. We all felt that the exam was fairly straightforward and were all prepared for it but had a huge shock of results day.
    I'll be personally looking into what went wrong and how we all managed to do so badly.
    If there is anyone taking the course that has any more information on how you did, that would be great.

    Last edited by _Christopher; 20-08-2016 at 16:48.
  2. Hi there, I had exactly the same issue! I achieved an A in my PROD 2 coursework as well, however, I was also really shocked to see I had got 50 UMS (Just in a D Grade) in my PROD 1 paper, averaging my overall grade out to a C!!
    My DT teacher is having the paper moderated and I am also requesting to see my paper!
    Glad to know someone has the same issue as we were starting to worry...

  3. I got 74 UMS but the rest of my class got around the same marks of 50 UMS. I hope you understand that 50 UMS works out as 50/80 on the test as the AQA website has this information and my technology teacher said that this is not necesarily a bad mark its just because the grade boundaries are high for getting a C in the test but did you know in that paper that you only needed 74/80 to get full marks. I hope you are not disheartened by your grade and also the garde boundaries for the A2 paper is usually 55/80 to get an A.
    (Original post by kieren98)
    Hi there, I had exactly the same issue! I achieved an A in my PROD 2 coursework as well, however, I was also really shocked to see I had got 50 UMS (Just in a D Grade) in my PROD 1 paper, averaging my overall grade out to a C!!
    My DT teacher is having the paper moderated and I am also requesting to see my paper!
    Glad to know someone has the same issue as we were starting to worry...

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  1. Seeing as I have not found a thread I took it upon myself to start one

    For the AS level product design exam what are your revision techniques ?!

    I'm Really struggling to find ways because the specification is so brief and in my opinion is not that good... What text books? resources? Any help would be greatly appreciated Even if you sat this last year could you give me a little advice

    thanks
  2. Also, I revised from referring to the GCSE resistant materials textbook .

    It actually worked for my A2 exam and most definitely did for AS!

    Also get a highlighter and go through the AQA Product Design specification and go over past papers with your teacher. Make sure your teacher marks it, as they will mark harshly and give constructive criticism.

    I worked my socks off for this module. My advice? Start revision ASAP. Start doing mind maps etc and look at the past two papers.

    If metals came up in Jan 2013, then it won't really come up again in June (well I might be wrong). Also look at the pattern of the past papers and so on.

    It also depends on your coursework. If you scored a high 'A' you can still manage a good grade. A2 Product design is WAY MORE interesting than AS, and the coursework is slightly easier.

    Please give me some rep if you found this interesting.

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