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.
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:
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
Textile based materials
Electronic and mechanical systems
Core technical principles
Specialist technical principles
Designing and making principles
Written exam : 2 hours
50% of GCSE