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Design and Technology - Product Design at The Telford Langley School

Course description

A Brief Outline of the Subject Content:

During Year 10 pupils will be focusing on developing their knowledge, skills and understanding through a series of short modules. Each module will allow pupils to focus on one of the main material areas of Plastics, Wood, Metals, Textiles, Electronics, Ceramics, Paper/Card and New Materials.

Course content

The course encourages pupils to design and make products with creativity and originality. Packaging, labelling and instructions are also encouraged as part of the complete design proposal, while marketing tools, such as advertising and points of sale, are used to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability. The modules also foster awareness amongst pupils of the need to consider sustainability and the environmental impact of their designing.


In the third and final term of Year 10 pupils will start their controlled assessment (coursework). This is based on a single design and makes activity which pupils select from a wide range of board set tasks and is weighted 40% designing and 60% making. Evidence of designing can be submitted in a range of formats including A4 or A3 folders, sketchbooks or electronically, whilst making can be evidenced in the form of a working or non-working prototype product.

Coursework will continue into the first two terms of Year 11 and pupils will be given regular deadlines to meet to ensure they are on target to achieve the final submission date in March of Year 11.

The final term will be used for revision to prepare the pupils for their final exam.


60% Controlled assessment (previously called coursework) approximately 45 hours

40% Examination at the end of Year 11 (2 hour paper)

Further information

For further information see Mrs Morris

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Telford Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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