Technology or Engineering (STEM) GCSE

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Ideal Student: 

Ideally, Year 8 students would be working securely at a Grade 3 or above by the end of the year. They would have made good progress throughout Key Stage 3 demonstrating strong skills and sound understanding in each of the assessed focus areas in DT, i.e. designing, planning, making and evaluating. In addition, students should have a Key Stage 4 target grade for a 6 or above in both Maths and Science.

Course Outline: 

The course will be a STEM qualification (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) which has a broad focus on industrial processes. The specification for the course has yet to be confirmed by the exam board and as such detailed information cannot be released yet. As an when the course is fully approved, more information will be made available and then shared with students and their families.

Teaching and Learning Style: 

Lessons will be structured to allow students to develop both practical and theoretical understanding via a broad range of delivery styles including, teacher demonstrations, independent material investigations, whole class discussion, modelling of high quality exam technique and guidance on effective revision. 

Assessment: 

Currently undisclosed. Most likely to be a combination of internal controlled assessment and an externally moderated exam.

Complementary Courses: 

Science, Maths, Computing.