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Design and Technology Y11 KS4

In Key Stage 4, which starts at the beginning of Year 9, students specialise in one of the D&T areas and study this to GCSE.

Students’ progress is assessed through routine tasks/ projects in class and homework, for which GCSE equivalent grades are awarded, using the exam board assessment criteria.

Students will sit a written exam in the summer term of Year 10. This is worth 40% of their overall GCSE grade.

The other 60% of the grade comes from the controlled assessment which starts towards the end of Year 10 and continues through most of Year 11.

This is a long piece of controlled project work incorporating both practical tasks and written design work.

The students’ progress is assessed against the exam board assessment criteria with students self-assessing their work against the criteria and staff giving the appropriate level of permitted guidance.

 

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Design and Technology Y10 KS4

In Key Stage 4, which starts at the beginning of Year 9, students specialise in one of the D&T areas and study this to GCSE.

Students’ progress is assessed through routine tasks/ projects in class and homework, for which GCSE equivalent grades are awarded, using the exam board assessment criteria.

Students will sit a written exam in the summer term of Year 10. This is worth 40% of their overall GCSE grade.

The other 60% of the grade comes from the controlled assessment which starts towards the end of Year 10 and continues through most of Year 11.

This is a long piece of controlled project work incorporating both practical tasks and written design work.

The students’ progress is assessed against the exam board assessment criteria with students self-assessing their work against the criteria and staff giving the appropriate level of permitted guidance.

 

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Design and Technology Y8 KS3

Students are graded for effort and attainment in D&T at the end of each module.

There are a total of 10 modules in KS3 and they are assessed in line with both the departmental and whole school assessment policy.

In Key Stage 3 students study five modules each year, one module in each of the D&T areas;

Simple Electronics,  Food,  Graphics,  Resistant Materials and Textiles.

The grades are awarded based on specific topics which draw together their designing and making skills.

Sublevels are used to indicate if work is at the entry standard for the level (c), secure mid level (b), or top standard for the level (a).

 

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Design and Technology Y9 KS4

In Key Stage 4, which starts at the beginning of Year 9, students specialise in one of the D&T areas and study this to GCSE.

Students’ progress is assessed through routine tasks/ projects in class and homework, for which GCSE equivalent grades are awarded, using the exam board assessment criteria.

Students will sit a written exam in the summer term of Year 10. This is worth 40% of their overall GCSE grade.

The other 60% of the grade comes from the controlled assessment which starts towards the end of Year 10 and continues through most of Year 11.

This is a long piece of controlled project work incorporating both practical tasks and written design work.

The students’ progress is assessed against the exam board assessment criteria with students self-assessing their work against the criteria and staff giving the appropriate level of permitted guidance.

 

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Design and Technology Y7 KS3

Students are graded for effort and attainment in D&T at the end of each module.

There are a total of 10 modules in KS3 and they are assessed in line with both the departmental and whole school assessment policy.

In Key Stage 3 students study five modules each year, one module in each of the D&T areas;

Simple Electronics,  Food,  Graphics,  Resistant Materials and Textiles.

The grades are awarded based on specific topics which draw together their designing and making skills.

Sublevels are used to indicate if work is at the entry standard for the level (c), secure mid level (b), or top standard for the level (a).

 

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