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Why AQA Design and Technology?

Design and technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving. Our qualifications focus on developing practical skills within a particular material area, allowing students to manufacture high quality outcomes. They’ll learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication.

Our new GCSE is a single qualification. At A-level, students will be able to specialise in either Fashion and Textiles or Product Design.

We are also developing a suite of Technical Awards for this subject for first teaching in 2017. Sign up for updates, or find out more about the changes to GCSEs and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future.

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Our team

Our team image"We speak to incredibly passionate and dedicated teachers of design and technology every day, and we share your commitment to the future of the subject. We’ve developed a range of qualifications that enable you to teach the subject you love, and provide valuable learning opportunities for students.

We’re here to support you through our qualifications. We strive to give you everything you need to deliver an outstanding design and technology curriculum."

Louise Attwood, Head of Curriculum

AQA do understand how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

Design and Technology community

DT community

Our Design and Technology community offers a comprehensive range of free-of-charge resources to teachers and learners.

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with our specifications for GCSE Design and Technology, AS and A-level Design and Technology: Product Design and AS and A-level Design and Technology: Textiles. Textbooks for our Technical Awards in Fashion and Textiles, Materials Technology and Visual Communication will be available from spring 2017.