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Design Technology: Food IB Standard at Anglo European School

Course description


This course is offered as an alternative to the others within Group 4 of the IB programme and is aimed at the non-science specialist.


CORE programme: ( ALL materials studied):


1. Human factors and ergonomics

2. Resource management and sustainable production

3. Modelling

4. Raw material to final product

5. Innovation and design

6. Classic design


There is the emphasis on a practical approach through design work that characterizes this subject, specifically:

[1] Construct, analyse and evaluate: design briefs, problems, specifications and plans, methods, techniques and products, data, information and technological explanations.

[2] Appropriate research, experimentation & modelling to carry out innovative, insightful, ethical and effective designing.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

No requirements above and beyond what is needed to matriculate on to the relevant route that the student wishes to study.


Coursework: 40% [40 hours] The internal assessment (IA) consist of one design project, the focus will be Food Technology


A wide range of contexts to be explored through the varying material disciplines, including product design, food product design, fashion design/textiles, electronic product design, robotics, etc.

Criterion A: Analysis of a design opportunity

Criterion B: Conceptual design

Criterion C: Development of a detailed design

Criterion D: Testing and evaluation



Paper 1 - 30% [45 minutes] - 30 marks

30 multiple-choice questions on the core material.


Paper 2 - 30% [1 hour 30 minutes] - 50 marks

Section A: one data-based question and several short-answer questions on the core material (all compulsory).  Section B: one extended-response question on the core material (from a choice of three)

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years