Design and Technology
GCSE Technology & Design
Exam Board CCEA
Technology and Design allows you to learn about Product Design. It also provides a good foundation if you would like to study technology and design related subjects at a more advanced level.
Why Study Technology & Design?
It’s fun to design and make:
To create your own product.
To work with tools and machines.
To use graphics, and other methods, to communicate your design ideas.
To make links between products and the impact they have on daily life.
To develop your decision making skills.
Gain insight into related sectors such as Manufacturing/Engineering and the career paths they have to offer.
Technology and Design Core:
- Mechanical control systems
- Computer control systems
- Pneumatics systems and control
- Materials and Components
- Manufacturing practices
- Social responsibility and market influences.
This GCSE in Technology and Design is divided into four units:
Unit 1: Technology and Design Core: 1 Hour examination paper: 20% of GCSE.
Unit 3: Product Design: 1 Hour examination: 20% of GCSE.
Unit 4: Design Assignment: You will complete a Design assessment: 20% of GCSE
Unit 5: Design Project: Product design and manufacture: 40% of GCSE.
As part of the Technology and Design GCSE course pupils were required to create an original practical piece, based on themes set by CCEA.
Examples of student work:
Mrs T Campell
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