Design and Technology: Short Course (4575)
This is our current GCSE specification.
For our new specification see:
We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Design and Technology: Short Course qualification under government changes to GCSEs.
The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.
As an alternative, you may like to consider our new GCSE in Design and Technology which we are planning to develop for first teaching in September 2017.
This non-material specific Design and Technology specification is an amalgamation of our five current subject specific short course options into a single short course specification, developed in response to feedback from teachers. The GCSE Design and Technology (Short Course) is far removed from previous Design and Technology short courses as it is a process-based specification, which allows candidates in the traditional Design and Technology areas to make small quality products.
Students build on the KS3 Design and Technology strategy and develop their knowledge and experience of materials and ingredients in order to design and make small scale products or prototypes.
It allows students to take a generic examination paper which addresses the 'across the board' approach of Design and Technology. Students can complete a design and make project which is equivalent to half the amount of work required for the full course and can be produced using any material or ingredient or combination.
- Results for May/June 2018 available to schools/colleges via e-AQA and EDI for exams officers and heads of centre
- Results for May/June 2018 released to students
- Receive written feedback for May/June 2018 internally-assessed work
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