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Welcome to design & technology at North Chadderton School

GCSE

 

 

 

AWARDING BODY AQA

 

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM INTENT
The study of Design and Technology curriculum allows students to become self-motivated and confident learners, who can work independently and as part of a team. We aim to ensure that learners develop wide range of new skills that will be acquired across all Design and Technology disciplines working with a range of materials and manufacturing processes. Also, incorporating knowledge of other subjects, which are valued by employers. We encourage students to be active creators of their own learning, empowering them to think outside the box to overcome obstacles, whilst working towards a design brief. We demonstrate our passion and enthusiasm for the subject through teaching new technologies and modern industrial processes, whilst retaining the best of traditional practices to allow students to be work ready.

 

WHY DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY?

Do you have what it takes to challenge yourself and be able to tackle design problems? 

 

Design and Technology is an exciting GCSE that challenges your design and making abilities. It combines a wide range of subjects and life skills in a creative and practical manner. It allows students to develop problem solving skills, designing, creating and evaluating products. 

 

Students will explore, to solve real design problems, and use their own innovative and creative design solutions to respond. Students will be given the opportunity to select and use a range of appropriate materials to respond to the given brief, including timbers, metals, polymers, electronics, graphics and textiles to produce a variety of products. Students will be encouraged to work independently and take creative risks to design and develop innovative products  

 

This course can lead to A Level and vocational course. The study of this subject can lead to careers in the design industry and also careers in Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Trades, Development and Science Industries and the Armed Forces.  

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Analysis 

Research 

Drawing and design

Problem Solving

Practical skills

Independent learning 

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

Fine Art

Photography

3d Art

Science

Graphics

Mathematics

English Language and Literature

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Miss E Bent

Contact Details

ebent@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

50 % Coursework, 50% Examination