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Design & Technology

We are pleased to be able to offer this GCSE from the Eduqas exam board.

This subject is flexible in terms of the way students can approach the course. The course is made up from 50% Non-Examined Assessment (coursework) and 50% written exam paper, which is 2 hours long. 

Throughout Year 10 students’ will build upon the skills they have acquired throughout KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) and will have the chance to work on a series of practical projects. This will help to embed the theory they learn at the same time. 

The GCSE will require them to think of their own ideas, in response to design briefs and respond in the form of sketching and model making/prototypes as well as working with timbers, metals and plastics. 

The course covers ‘CORE’ knowledge which includes; timbers, metals, plastics, smart materials, textiles, basic electronics, CAD/CAM and also look at emerging technologies. Students will then focus on timbers for their ‘IN DEPTH’ knowledge. 

These are just some of the projects that students can expect to work on: 

  • Passive Amplifier (Prototyping)
  • Garden Trowel (Metalwork & Brazing)
  • Stationery Holder (Timbers & Plastics)
  • Leaflet Display Stand (Papers & Boards)
  • Childrens’ Toys (Timbers)
  • Earphone Wrap (Plastics)
  • Keyfob (Plastics & Electronics) 

The NEA starts at the end of Year 10, when the exam board release a set of design briefs. 

Students’ will be encouraged to select a brief that plays to their strengths and something that they would be confident in completing independently, with guidance and advice from the teacher and technician. 

This will involve them coming up with their own design ideas and developing them through the process of sketching and model making

They will also need to produce a folder of work which shows their understanding of the design process as a whole and will require research and evaluation throughout.

If you would like to discuss the work that we do or further information about the RM curriculum then please contact Miss H Bennett at bennetth@carter.poole.sch.uk



Year 11 D&T Mock Revision.pdf 50KB Year 11 D&T Mock Revision
Knowledge Organiser_wood.pdf 9152KB Knowledge Organiser Wood
Knowledge Organiser_plastic.pdf 3996KB Knowledge Organiser Plastic
Knowledge Organiser_metal.pdf 2484KB Knowledge Organiser Metal
Design and Technology Curriculum Overview.pdf 346KB Curriculum Overview



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