Design & Technology

Head of STEM
Mrs S

Exam Board:
Design & Technology
WJEC GCSE Food Technology

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GCSE Design and Technology

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.

The GCSE allows students to 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.

Pupils will begin the course by taking a number of projects which will prepare them for their Non Examined Assessment which they will begin in June of Year 10.

Pupils can choose to follow one of the Design and Technology disciplines, that are studied at Key Stage 3:

· 3D Design.

· Resistant Materials.


The assessment consists of one tier: 9-1.

The assessment weighting:

· External examination 50%.

· Non Examined Assessment, Design Portfolio and Manufactured Product 50%.

Progression routes for GCSE Design and Technology

· A Level course in Design and Technology, Product Design, Design Technology, Fashion and Textiles.

· Level 2 and 3 courses in Graphic Design, Games Design.

· Careers in Games Design, Education, Software Development and Testing, Web Designer, 3D Modeller, Film Animator, Film Editor, Graphic Design, Story Boarder, TV Design, Architecture, Conceptual Design, Interior Design, Creative Arts, Packaging Design, Advertising, Media, Photography.