Subject: Product Design Subject Teacher: Miss C Williams

Head of Department: Mrs P Hill

Qualification: GCSE

Examination Board: WJEC

Course Content: 
Design and Technology offers an opportunity for students to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests. Design and Technology develops candidates' interdisciplinary skills, all six of the key skills, and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.


How you will learn:
Year 9-
Experimental year making full use of the impressive facilities here at Prestatyn High School. Students will undertake a mini GCSE project based around the theme of new Technologies. Students will produce a portfolio including analysis, research, initial design, developing ideas, final design work and finish with an evaluation. This will follow the same format as the GCSE Controlled Assessment task.
Year 10-
Students will undertake a range of practical exercises developing their confidence using equipment in a workshop environment. This will be backed up with theory work to support their exam preparation.
Year 11-
The main Controlled Assessment task starts in September of Year 11 and will run through until March. The students will pick a brief and complete a 35 hour design and make task. This will also be backed up with theory work to support their exam preparation. The student will have the option to sit the exam at the end of year 10.
How you will be assessed:
Unit 1: Product Design Written Paper (50%)
Written Paper: 2 hours
Unit 2: Controlled Assessment Task Task (50%)
Controlled Assessment Design and make task

Job ideas:
Electrician, gas fitter, technician, maintenance engineer, telecommunications engineer, health and safety officer, engineer, product designer, architect, virtual reality and a surveyor.

For further information see:  Mr D Nuttall


Contact the Prestatyn High School Options Team

Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

Prestatyn High School
Princes Avenue Prestatyn
LL19 8RS

01745 852312

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