|Design & Technology|
Within Design & Technology each pupil is given the opportunity to experience a variety of roles including: client; designer; maker; manager & user. Pupils are encouraged to consider human values and attitudes which are inherent in our culturally diverse society; develop economic awareness & examine the relationship between technology & society.
Design & Technology at GCSE is similar in approach, and builds on the foundations of, the course studied at Key Stage 3. Pupils choose ONE area of interest from the following:
• Product Design: Product design in wood, metal, plastic and other materials.
• Graphic Products: Graphical presentation and production techniques
• Food Technology: Food as a material, product design, manufacturing & processing
• Electronic Products: electronic building blocks, wood, metal, textiles & plastics
Each option will include: Designing; Making; Materials and components; Systems and control; Quality control and assurance; Products and applications; Health & safety
Design & Technology Assessment:
All Design & Technology specifications have one tier of assessment for marks from A*-G.
2 Hour Written Paper - 40% of the total marks
The paper will test all Assessment Objectives through a range of questions. All questions are compulsory.
A preparation sheet will be issued to all candidates at the beginning of March. It will give advance notice of the design context for some questions on the paper.
Controlled Assessment - 60% of the total marks
The Controlled Assessment consists of a project which addresses all the assessment objectives in an integrated way.
Head of Department: Mrs. C. Abbotts