|We offer four subjects within Design & Technology :
- GCSE Design & Technology
- Level 1 and 2 vocational award in engineering
- Level 1 and 2 vocational award in hospitality and catering
- BTEC Level 1 and 2 Tech Award in Child Development.
GCSE - Design and Technology:
Component 1 - External Exam
50% of total marks. The exam will consist of the following: Core 40% and wood 60%
Component 2 – NEA (Non Examined Assessment)
Students will produce a Design and Make project including an e portfolio, and practical item
50% of total marks. The theme of the NEA is released by the exam board on the 1st June during Y10. Exam Board: For further details please visit: Edexcel – GCSE Design & Technology
Level 1 and 2 vocational award in engineering:
Unit 1 - Design task - 20% of total marks
Students will re-design a product according to a specific brief set by the exam board
Unit 2 - Practical assessment - 40% of total marks
Students will make a specific product using working drawings and their own manufacturing schedule
Unit 3 - External exam – 40% of total marks
Exam Board: WJEC. For further details visit WJEC Level 1 and 2 vocational award in Engineering
Level 1 and 2 vocational award in hospitality & Catering:
· Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry – externally assessed in the form of exam – 40% of total marks
· Unit 2 Hospitality and Catering in Action – internally assessed in the form of planning, practical and evaluation – 60% of total marks
Exam board: WJEC. Click the link for a student friendly overview of the course.
Journey to becoming exam ready
BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Child Development:
Component 1 – Children’s growth and development – 30% of total marks
Students are internally assessed through a controlled assessment.
Component 2 – Learning through play – 30% of total marks
Students are internally assessed through controlled assessment.
Component 3 – Supporting children to play, learn and develop - 40% of total marks.
Students are externally assessed through a 2-hour exam
Exam board: Pearson BTEC – click the link for Level 1/2 tech award in child development. Child Development | BTEC Tech Awards | Pearson qualifications