Curriculum

Year 7

Lesson contact time is 2 hours per week.  The subjects studied are:

  • Health and Safety in the workshop
  • Hand Tools Identification
  • Designing
  • Materials Theory
  • Manufacture of Balancing Toy using metal, wood & plastic

Year 8

Lesson contact time is 2 hours per week.  The subjects studied are:

  • Product Analysis
  • Specification Writing
  • Workshop Machinery Induction
  • Wood Joints
  • Manufacture of a wildlife shelter

Year 9

Lesson contact time is 2 hours per week.  The subjects studied are:

  • Product Analysis and research
  • Specification Writing
  • Using the Laser Cutter
  • Planning for manufacture
  • Design and Make a Phone Holder

Year 10

Lesson contact time is 3 hours per week.

  • Design and Technology

Year 11

Lesson contact time is 3 hours per week.

  • Design and Technology

Course Overview

Component 1: Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes (50%)

  • Core content and the material category:Timbers

Component 2: Non-examined assessment (50%)

There are four parts to the assessment (100 marks)::

  1. Investigate (16 marks): This includes investigation of needs and research, and a product specification
  2. Design       (42 marks): This includes producing different design ideas, review of initial ideas, development of design ideas into a chosen design, communication of design ideas and review of the chosen design
  3. Make          (36 marks): This includes manufacture, and quality and accuracy
  4. Evaluate     (  6 marks): This includes testing and evaluation.

Assessment overview:

  • Students will undertake a project based on a contextual challenge released by us a year before certification.
  • This will be released on 1st June and will be available on our website.
  • The project will test students’ skills in investigating, designing, making and evaluating a prototype of a product.
  • Task will be internally assessed and externally moderated.

Useful websites

Edexcel: 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-2017.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Student book / Revision guide: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-GCSE-Design-Technology-Student/dp/1292184582

Websites:

https://www.gcsepod.com/gcsepod_content/dt/

http://www.the-warren.org/GCSERevision/resistantmaterials/GCSR%20Resistant%20Materials%20Quizzes.htm

http://www.technologystudent.com/despro_flsh/NEW_GCSE3.html

www.technology.org

www.howstuffworks.com

www.britishdesign.co.uk

www.tep.org.uk

www.engineeringinteract.org

www.dtonline.org

www.designandtech.com

 

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