Students will cover the first 7 topics of the external assessment. (Please see below). Students will build up their skills on three mini design and make projects to prepare them for their internal assessment beginning in the summer term.
Students cover topics 8‐12 and consolidate the first 7 to prepare for their external assessment. Students will independently work on a design and make project of their product choice.
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 50% of the qualification
Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology
Content overview: Topic 1: Materials. Topic 2: Performance characteristics of materials. Topic 3: Processes and techniques. Topic 4: Digital technologies. Topic 5: Factors influencing the development of products. Topic 6: Effects of technological developments. Topic 7: Potential hazards and risk assessment. Topic 8: Features of manufacturing industries. Topic 9: Designing for maintenance and the cleaner environment. Topic 10: Current legislation. Topic 11: Information handling, Modelling and forward planning. Topic 12: Further processes and techniques. Assessment overview
Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project (Paper code: 9DT0/02)
Non‐examined assessment 50% of the qualification
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