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The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent at all stages, in keeping with the aims of the school.

ISI 2013

DT

Product Design (3D-Design)

Fashion and Textiles

Each subject area is housed in its own purpose-built facility. Our workshops are equipped with a range of tools - hand as well as electronic - along with larger, more industrial-sized machines. Access to ICT is central to all areas within our Department and we have our own Computer Aided Design suite with 16 networked PCs.

Design and Technology is all about turning ideas and dreams into reality; building a better, more sustainable future for the next generation, using a range of materials and processes to enable this.

Within these courses you would develop these key employment skills:

  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Forward Thinking
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Planning and Organising
  • Dexterity and Practical Skills
  • Resource and Material Management
  • Sustainable and Environmental Awareness
  • Industrial Practice Knowledge
  • Self-management

Both courses take the following structure and all areas are examined at the end of the course

Paper 1

Core Technical Principles

Paper 2

Additional specialist knowledge and making principles

NEA (Non-exam Assessment)

Practical application of core technical principles

Written Exam: 2 Hours

100 Marks

25% of A Level

Written Exam: 2 Hours

100 Marks

25% of A Level

Substantial D&M Task

100 marks  

45 hours 

50% of A-level

 

The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent at all stages, in keeping with the aims of the school.

ISI 2013
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