Please speak to your school if you'd like to make the request. A second examiner will review the paper again to identify genuine marking errors or unreasonable marking.Further information on our review of marking process is available on our website: bit.ly/2N9a4Xw. If one of your GCSE certificates is missing we provide a records retrieval service for exams taken with us and our predecessor boards. In the meantime you can use the legacy textbook and the teaching guide on our website: bit.ly/2EF6LTs for guidance, until the new textbook is published through Illuminate publishing in October. With a review marking a more senior examiner will check to see if the mark scheme was applied fairly and consistently the first time round.Submission: A portfolio of a range of work and all the practical outcomes.
Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.
A2 Units - Course content: Paper 1 (30%)- primarily based on core technical and designing and making principles. Paper 2 (20%)– Specialist knowledge, technical and designing and making principles.
This paper contains questions centred around product analysis and commercial manufacture and is a 1.5 hour exam.
Non-exam assessment (NEA) (50%) – A substantial design and make task demonstrating practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.
We teach D&T at KS3 through rotations each of approximately 10 weeks alongside Media and the new Food and Nutrition subject.
Rotating groups between teachers ensures students are taught each material area by a specialist teacher and where possible in a specialist environment.The preparation of young people for citizenship in a technological society is also a central activity within the subject.Core activities in D&T Knowledge and understanding is taught specifically within D&T, but it also draws on other curriculum areas such as science, mathematics, art and design, business education, information technology, environmental education and economic and industrial understanding.Teachers keep careful and accurate records of student development in a range of skills and areas of knowledge to ensure they make the best progress possible throughout the year.Project work KS3 D&T projects provide an opportunity for students to participate in a wide range of activities, including: - investigative and experimental work, - individual and group activities, - problem-solving tasks, - tasks requiring creative responses, - evaluation of existing products and systems, - Sharing skills through inputs/demonstrations and discussion, - Computer Aided Design & Manufacture (CAD/CAM).Exam Board Website org.uk/ A-Level product design is an ideal course for students looking for careers requiring excellent communication, creative, ICT and problem-solving skills.It of course prepares students particularly well for further study in the following areas: Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Fashion Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, Visual Arts & Communication, Media/Film, Theatre Set Design, Animation, Illustration, Product Design, Industrial Design – but also many more!Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. It is expected that within this document students will demonstrate effective use of ICT.Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise. Acquire and apply knowledge, skill and understanding in the following areas: · Papers and boards. Students’ Controlled Assessment projects are internally assessed and externally moderated.At KS4 students can specialise in one of two materials areas: Product Design and Textiles Technology.This opportunity allows students to focus on an area of DT that best suits their interests and strengths. Non-Examined Assessment accounts for 50% of the final grade and will be submitted in the summer of Year 11.