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GCSE Resistant Materials

GCSE D&T Resistant Materials

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
Edexcel Exam Board - GCSE ICT GCSE D&T Resistant Materials 9 to 1


Component 1 - Design & Technology in the 21st Century
Written Examination: 2 hours
50% of qualification
100 marks in total
A mix of short answer structured and extended writing questions
Section B of the exam will be on a specialist area depending on the chosen GCSE.  Timbers, Papers & Boards or Systems & Control.

Component 2 - Design and make task
NEA (Non Examined Assessment) - 50% of the qualification
Approximately 35 hours
Design and make task from a contextual challenge set by WJEC EDUQAS
Worth 100 raw marks
Apply the iterative process of designing

Assessment Criteria Marks Assessment Objective
(a) Identifying and investigating design possibilities 10 AO1
(b) Developing a design brief and specification 10
(c) Generating and developing design ideas 30 AO2
(d) Manufacturing a prototype 30
(e) Analysing and evaluating design decisions and prototypes 20 AO3
Total 100