Design and Technology

Resistant Materials


  • Mr Lee Jackson

The school has recently developed a new Design and Technology department where pupils have the opportunity to complete a GCSE qualification or WJEC Entry Pathways qualification.

For GCSE students will study the new specification which sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the iterative design process of exploring, creating and evaluating. Students will cover a range of core and specialist technical principles of Design & technology and also develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

Students are required to develop their practical knowledge of timber, paper and boards, metals, polymers, textiles and electronic and mechanical systems. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged.

Exam Assessment 50% GCSE Non Exam Assessment (Design & Make Task) 50% GCSE

KS4 Alternative WJEC Design and Technology

For Entry Level pathways students will have the opportunity to study different credit valued units within four focus areas, resistant materials, Textiles, Graphic Products or Systems and Control. They will plan, design, make and evaluate products of their own choosing, developing knowledge and practical skills as they progress using a range of different materials and techniques.

WJEC completed qualification levels – Award 8-12 credits, Certificate 13-36 credits, Diploma 37+ credits