Curriculum
Design Technology & Resistant Materials

Year 9 – 2016-2019

GCSE – Design and Technology 8552

Students following this new specification will place greater emphasis on understanding and using the design process.  To use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems.

The subject content is separated into 3 areas:

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

It will be assessed by:

Exam:

  • 50% of GCSE
  • 2hours – written
  • 100 marks

Non-exam assessment (coursework)

  • 50% of GCSE
  • 30-35 hours approx
  • 100 marks

Grades will be 1-9.

If you want to learn more visit:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

 

Year 10 – 2016-2018                                                                                            Year 11 – 2016-2017

GCSE Design & Technology – Resistant Materials 4560

Students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

Students develop their knowledge of woods, metals and pastics and composite materials.  Other materials can also be used and new technologies encouraged.

It will be assessed by:

Exam:

  • 40% of GCSE
  • 2 hours written
  • 120 marks

Coursework:

  • 60% of GCSE
  • 40-45 hours
  • 90 marks

Grades will be A-G

If you want to learn more visit:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-4560

Useful websites, reading and apps:

  • technologystudent.com
  • Lonsdale Revision Guide – Resistant Materials
  • J. Plimmer – Resistant Materials app

 

Year 11 – 2016-2017

GCSE Design and Technology – Electronic Products 4540

Students design and make quality electronic products with creativity, flair and originality.  Using a wide range of electronic components with appropriate materials to package the electronic circuit.

This two unity specification requires students to develop their ability to consider sustainability and environmental impact on their designing.

It will be assessed by:

Exam:

  • 40% of GCSE
  • 2 hours – written
  • 120 marks

Coursework:

  • 60% of GCSE
  • 40-45 hours
  • 90 marks

Grades will be A-G

If you want to learn more visit:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-electronic-products-4540

Useful websites, reading and apps:

  • technologystudent.com
  • Lonsdale Revision Guide – Electronic Products
  • J Plimmer – Electronic Products app