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Welcome to Design & Technology

AQA GCSE Design and Technology - this course builds on the basic skills developed in KS3 and challenges students to apply a far greater degree of accuracy in their work. Having learned to use a variety of skills, equipment and tools, students are encouraged to explore the iterative design process whilst creating and evaluating new and existing technologies, materials and products.

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Course Content:

The course is made up of ONE NEA (Non - Exam Assessment) and one written exam.

The NEA is a substantial design and make task, which involves:

  • Identifying and investigating design possibilities
  • Producing a design brief and specification
  • Generating design ideas
  • Developing design ideas
  • Realising design ideas
  • Analysing & evaluating

The NEA will make up 50% of the overall qualification and will be completed in Y11 ONLY.

The written exam makes up the other 50% of the qualification and includes the application of:

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

All of which will be studied and prepared for through Years 9 and 10 through design and manufacture tasks.

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