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Design Technology

KS3 Curriculum

Design and Technology helps pupils to explore how things around them are designed and made. Pupils are taught graphic design and product design in Years 7 – 9. This enables them to understand things such as what a circuit board is, through to learning skills such as how to solder.


GCSE Product Design                                            Exam Board AQA

GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design enables students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. The course is made up of two units:

Unit 1: This unit is a written examination worth 40% of the overall GCSE. The content includes Materials and Components, Design Market and Influences and Processes and Manufacture.

Unit 2: This unit is a controlled assessment worth 60% of the overall GCSE grade. 

This unit offers a practical approach that encourages students to design and make products with creativity and originality in a variety of practical activities, using a range of materials and techniques. Packaging, labelling and instructions are also encouraged as part of the complete design proposal, helping to create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability.


The course is delivered through a mixture of teacher led explanation, discussion, data analysis and the occasional use of videos to further enhance your learning experience. 

Extended Learning

Pupil take part in visits to locations such as the BMW production base, to extended their knowledge and understanding of product design.




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