Year 8 Design & Technology
This is a brand new GCSE which covers a wide range of activities based on designing and making products that are manufactured using materials such as wood, textiles, electronics, card and plastic. As well as learning hand skills, you will use a range of industrial processes to shape and form materials into functioning products. As part of the course you will develop a whole range of creative designing and making skills, technical knowledge and understanding relating to different Design & Technology areas and invaluable transferable skills such as problem solving and time management.
• Year 9 – Basic skills course and design and make tasks.
• Year 10 – Advanced skills in the DT areas including theory and the start of the controlled assessment.
• Year 11 – You will complete a design and make piece of coursework (50%) and take a Written Examination (50%) – 2 hours
Post 16 Opportunities: This course could lead to entry into the following Design and Technology based futures:
• Product & Graphic Design
• Jewellery Design
• Furniture Design
• Joinery • Fashion
This new GCSE doesn’t just cover one area as in previous years, it includes: Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles, Product Design, Systems & Control. The controlled assessment will focus on one area and the exam will cover all six, however it will have a main focus on the area chosen for the controlled assessment.