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AQA GCSE Design Technology Product Design
AQA GCSE Design Technology Resistant Materials
AQA GCSE Design Technology Textiles
Welcome to Design Technology
Design Technology offers the pupils the chance to experience a wide variety of subjects within the Design Technology umbrella .
It encourages pupils to be creative designers and to have pride in their work when they are producing high quality products, of which great emphasis is placed.
During Key Stage 3 pupils will cover all areas of Design Technology before deciding if they want to continue with Design Technology at GCSE. At the end of their GCSE pupils can progress one of the A Level Design Technology courses we offer.
Pupils are assessed on their Researching, Designing, Making and Evaluating knowledge and skills throughout the course, this is mainly done through project work.
Curriculum Content – Click here to download
Exam Board: AQA
About the course
GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.
The 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.
Pupils will begin the course by taking a number of projects which will prepare them for their Non-Examined Assessment which they will begin in June of Year 10.
The assessment consists of one tier: 9—1
The assessment weighting:
External examination 50%
Non Examined Assessment, Design Portfolio and Manufactured Product 50%
Progression routes for GCSE Product Design
A Level course in Design and Technology, Product Design, Design Technology, Fashion and Textiles.
Level 2 and 3 courses in Graphic Design, Games Design.
Careers in Games Design, Education, Software Development and Testing, Web Designer, 3D Modeller, Film Animator, Film Editor, Graphic Design, Story Boarder, TV Design, Architecture, Conceptual Design, Interior Design, Creative Arts, Packaging Design, Advertising, Media, Photography.
Post 16 Subject specific entry requirements to study Design Technology related subjects.
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A Level courses in Product Design and Fashion and Textiles—grade C or equivalent in a related subject
Level 2 – three GCSEs grade 3 inc English Language and Maths or equivalent
Level 3 Extended Diploma – five GCSEs grade 9—4 inc English Language and Maths or equivalent.