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Key Stage 4

As you will see from our results on our opening page we are a successful department within the school and the students who take either of the subjects we offer at GCSE work extremely hard in producing some outstanding work for their NEA (Non-Examined Assessment) All of the staff in the department run extra-curricular sessions in support of their studies and the excellent facilities within the department mean that the students’ creativity is rarely hindered by a lack of resources.

At Key Stage 4 we are delighted to be able to offer 3 different courses:

  • GCSE Design & Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

GCSE Course Structure

 Course Title

Design & Technology

Food Preparation and Nutrition

 Exam Board

AQA

AQA

 Exam weighting

50%

50%

 Number of exams

1 paper: 2 hrs

1 paper: 1hr 45 min

 NEA Weighting

50%

50%

 Number of NEA elements

1

2

Technology courses also equip pupils with a good range of transferable skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Independent learning
  • Organisation
  • Research
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Problem solving

The complete syllabuses can be viewed on the AQA website using the links below:

Food Technology: http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcse/pdf/AQA-4545-W-SP.PDF

Resistant Materials : http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcse/pdf/AQA-4560-W-SP.PDF