Design Technology GCSE, (Product Design) Pearson/ Edexcel 1DT0
50% Exam (Core + chosen area)
50% Controlled Assessment
All will share a common ‘core’. These core areas will be tested in a written paper at the end of the course.
The core theory includes:
- The impact of new technologies
- Smart materials
- Mechanical devices
- Electronic systems
- Metals and materials
- Challenges that influence designs
- Famous designers
- Designs, isometric drawing, perspective etc.
- Maths—calculating areas, forces and measurements
Alongside ‘core’ you choose an area of specialism. There will be a written paper to test your specific knowledge of your chosen area.
All students will produce a design portfolio and a prototype.
The briefs are externally set, but offer a wide range of starting points for students to research and develop.
The project will follow a iterative design process of: