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Year 11

Year 11

Students studying for a GCSE in Food Technology, Product Design, Textiles Technology or Electronic Products, must complete a single controlled assessment project which is a design, make and evaluate task from a set brief. They then complete a formal written exam at the end of year 11. Students who study Food Technology also take part in a formal practical where they prepare cook and present their final ideas in exam conditions.

Engineering students are taking a double award, with two pieces of controlled assessment to complete; each contributing to a third of to their GCSE Unit 1 is Engineering Design and Graphical Communication task. Unit 2 involves producing an Engineered Product from a set brief. The written examination at the end of the course includes a pre-release material that students.

Exam knowledge and skills are developed throughout year 10 and 11.

Course specification                                            Board         Course Code

GCSE D&T: Product Design                                       AQA             4555           

GCSE D&T:  Food Technology                                   Edexcel         2FT01         

GCSE D&T: Electronic Products                                 Edexcel        2EP01          

GCSE D&T: Engineering (Double Award)                    Edexcel        2EG02 (D)

GCSE D&T Textiles Technology                                 AQA             4570

Weightings and deadlines

Controlled Assessments Food Technology, Product Design, Textiles Technology or Electronic Products account for 60% of the marks of the course are started in the autumn term of Year 10. This is completed in December of Year 11 with interim deadlines for the final completion of sections provided by the teacher. The written exam accounts for the remaining 40% of the marks.  This is the same structure for each of these 4 courses.

Engineering students are taking a double award, with two pieces of controlled assessment to complete, each contributing to a third of to their GCSE. They start either Unit 1 or Unit 2 after an initial introduction. Interim deadlines and formal deadlines for each unit are shared with the students. The written examination at the end of the course provides the other third of the marks.

Useful websites / resources

For all D&T subjects:         www.technologystudent.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize                        

Product Design:             www.aqa.org.uk               www.design-technology.org

Revision book available from the D&T office

Food Technology:           www.edexcel.org.uk           

Recommended Edexcel textbook: Edexcel GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology Student Book ISBN 978-1-84690-753-1     

Electronic Products:      www.edexcel.org.uk          www.design-technology.org

Revision book available from the D&T office

Engineering (Double Award):   www.edexcel.org.uk        www.engineering.com

www.design-technology.org                   http://www. pbskids.org/designsquad

Recommended textbook: Nelson Thornes GCSE Engineering Text Book by Neil Godfrey and Steve Wallis   ISBN 0 7487 8551 5    

Textiles Technology:     www.aqa.org.uk     www.textiles4u.wikispaces.com

Recommended textbook:  Textiles Technology: Revision Guide and Textiles Technology: Revision Workbook (Collins GCSE Essentials) ISBN 978-1-9064415-52-5 and ISBN 978-1-90641-553-2