Key Stage 4

Which Examination Board? AQA

Course content

Students will be encouraged to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of techniques and materials. Students will be also encouraged to learn how to research, design, make and evaluate a product from your own ideas based on a selection of different design briefs. Alongside this students will gain confidence, time management skills, key techniques for visual presentation, problem solving skills and organisational skills.

Students will also learn how to communicate more effectively through both visual and verbal communication. Many of these skills will help students prepare you for life outside of Challney.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: Written Paper 2 hours (worth 40% of course) in Year 11

Unit 2: Design and Making Practice (approximately 45 hours – worth 60% of course) in Year 10 and Year 11 - Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of tasks set by the examination board, which will be presented in an A3 folder.