GCSE

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GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

Students  study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.

You can find out more about the Design and Technology qualification here:  

https://www.aqa.org.uk/designandtechnology  

 

 

 

   

    Exam

 

  Non-exam assessment (NEA)

     

 

What's assessed

- Core technical principles
- Specialist technical principles
- Designing and making principles


How it's assessed
- Written exam: 2 hours
- 100 marks
- 50% of GCSE

  What's assessed

Practical application of:
- Core technical principles
- Specialist technical principles
- Designing and making principles

How it's assessed
- Non-exam assessment (NEA): 30–35 hours approx
- 100 marks
- 50% of GCSE

 

 Trips

Students are encouraged to visit the design museum in the holidays. Occasionally a school trip may be possible.

Click here to visit the Design Museum web site 

 

Year 11 GCSE Products 2020

 


To see more please click this Gallery link

 

 
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