Design and Technology

Subject: Design and Technology
Head of Department: Mr D Ainley

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations 2019 and onwards
Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT

Component 1:

Design and Technology in the 21st Century

Written examination: 2 hours

50% of qualification

A mix of short answer, structured and extended writing questions assessing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • technical principles
  • designing and making principles along with their ability to
  • analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology.

Component 2: Design and make task Non-exam assessment:

50% of qualification

A sustained design and make task, based on a contextual  challenge set by WJEC, assessing candidates’ ability to:

  • identify, investigate and outline design possibilities
  • design and make prototypes
  • analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology.