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Design and Technology - Electronic Products at ALDRIDGE SCHOOL - A SCIENCE COLLEGE

Course description

?An opportunity to study a unique subject with a very good A*-C pass rate?. In the Design and Technology department we offer four GCSE courses. These courses involve pupils undertaking real life design situations, developing skills valued by both employers and further education. The course structure is common to all the materials offered and includes: Written examination worth 40% of the total mark, Coursework worth 60% of the total mark. The coursework project requires pupils to design and make a product that can be marketed, requiring pupils to follow the stages of the design process. This includes detailed research, producing a specification, generating and developing ideas. Finally planning and realising the final prototype. This process builds upon skills undertaken during Key Stage 3. During the remainder of the course pupils will study the following areas in relation to their chosen material: Properties of materials, Hygiene and safety, Product analysis, Tools and equipment. Practical work plays a key part in the successful completion of the course and develops essential designing skills. The opportunity to design and make a high quality product is not found in any other curriculum area. There is a strong emphasis on the use of ICT in the course and pupils are encouraged to use a variety of programs to enhance completion of their coursework project. There is also an opportunity to undertake work in computer aided design and manufacture which are valued employee skills and keep pupils up to date with the latest technologies. The material areas available to be studied are: Food Technology, Graphic Products, Industrial Technology (Engineering), Resistant Materials. There is an opportunity to continue Design and Technology at A/S and A2 level where pupils achieve outstanding results.

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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