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Head of Department: Mr A Milner
Email: [email protected]
Examination Board: AQA
GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise. Our 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.
This specification encourage students to:
Practical work is worth 10% of the course. Port-folio work is worth 40% of the course and an external examination is worth 50% of the course.
AO1: Identify, investigate and outline design possibilities to address needs and wants
AO2: Design and make prototypes that are fit for purpose
AO3: Analyse and evaluate: design decisions and outcomes, including for prototypes made by themselves and others wider issues in design and technology
AO4: Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of: technical principles, designing and making principles.
There is progression to related AS/A2 subjects in Southport, though these may not have exactly the same titles, National Diplomas in Engineering. A Design Technology GCSE will contribute to any Further Education entry qualifications.