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Design Technology: Food Technology - GCSE at Challenge College

Course description

All GCSE specifications in Design and Technology: Food Technology should encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors, such as manufacturing and engineering. They should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
GCSE specifications in design and technology must enable learners to:

* actively engage in the processes of design and technology to develop as effective and independent learners.

* make decisions, consider sustainability and combine skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make quality products.

* explore ways in which aesthetic, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact to shape designing and making.

* analyse existing products and produce practical solutions to needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on quality of life.

* develop decision-making skills through individual and collaborative working.

* understand that designing and making reflect and influence cultures and societies, and that products have an impact on lifestyle.

* develop skills of creativity and critical analysis through making links between the principles of good design, existing solutions and technological knowledge.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements


Both units are mandatory for this qualifiction.
Design and Technology: Food Technology - Written Paper
* Written Examination.

Design and Technology: Food Technology - Designing and Making in Practice
* Portfolio of Evidence.
* Task-based controlled assessment.

Future opportunities

The specification has been designed directly to enable candidates to move forward from Key Stage 3 Design and Technology and onto GCE Design and Technology: Food Technology.

Design and making are encouraged so as to prepare candidates for taking higher level courses or for entering the world of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Challenge College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years