Subject Area:

Design Technology

Teaching staff:

Mr R Howard

KS4 Course Title

Btec Engineering First Award

GCSE Product Design

KS4 Exam Board and Course Number

Btec Engineering First Award-Edexcel/Pearson

GCSE Product Design- AQA|

Coursework and Exam Percentages

Engineering Btec (80% Coursework and 20% Exam)
Construction Btec (100% Coursework)

GCSE Engineering and RM (60% coursework 40% exam)

KS4 Course Details:


Engineering Btec
    The Engineering World
    Investigating and Engineering Product


Health and Safety in Engineering
    Computer-aided Engineering and Manufacture


Engineering GCSE


Unit 1-Materials, technologies and design considerations (Exam)


Unit 2-Designing, communicating and manufacturing (Project)


Construction Btec
    Structure of the Construction Industry
    Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
    Exploring Carpentry and Joinery


GCSE Resistant Materials


Unit 1-Creative design and make Activities


Unit 2-Knowledge and understanding of Resistant Materials Technology


KS4 Number of lessons per week:


Year 7 Course Details:

Basic grounding in resistant materials with focused practical tasks in electronics, plastic, wood and metal. Projects include:

Key Tag
Book ends

Year 8 Course Details:

Design and make activities and focused practical tasks in electronics,metal and wood. Projects include:

CD Rack
Oil Burner
Flashing Sign
Trophy Project

KS3 Number of lessons per week


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