Design & Technology

Design and technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving.  Our qualifications focus on developing practical skills within a particular material area, allowing students to manufacture high quality outcomes.  They will learn about commerical processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication.

Module Year 9
1 Technical Drawing
2 Technical Drawing
3 Innovative Packaging
4 Innovative Packaging
5 Innovative Packaging
6 Innovative Packaging

The course places greater emphasis on understanding and applying iterative design processes.  Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others needs, wants and values.  The subject content has been split into three sections as follows:

  • Core technical principles
  • Specialist technical principles
  • Designing and making principles

In addition to the core technical principles, all students should develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific technical principles.

The categories through which the principles can be delivered are:

Papers and boards

Timber based materials

Metal based materials

Polymers

Textile based materials

Electronic and mechanical systems

Assessment:

Core technical principles

Specialist technical principles

Designing and making principles

Examination:

Written exam : 2 hours

100 marks

50% of GCSE

 

Kings Reach
Slough Berkshire
SL3 7UX
Tel: 01753 537594
Fax: 01753 526485 office@dittonparkacademy.co.uk
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