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Product Design - KS4

Key Stage 4 projects and courses

DT is going through a period of change nationally at present. Current yr11 are preparing to sit the final A*-G old style GCSE with WJEC exam board.

They will also be entered for the final year of OCR exam board Entry Level Resistant Materials.

Current yr10 will also be entered for this certificate a year earlier than usual again because it will not be run next academic year. They are working hard to complete some Modernist lighting.  The delivery of the course is designed to help prepare for the GCSE approach to designing and making.

There is now a lot more focus on environmental responsibilities and impact and the reasons why a product is developed and made.

Many of the students will be able to experience the new style 1-9 GCSE which has a different structure but still requires the learning and sue of technical information and a made project.  The single biggest difference is the change from 60% coursework 40% paper with the old style to 50/50 with the new 1-9.  This means there is a higher  points value in the written paper at the end of the course



Last year's GCSE theme was collapsible funiture. This year's theme is stackability. 

Previous KS4 Projects

Pewter Casting

Ergo Cutlery