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FAQ

What topic will I study?
A range of themed based projects focused in different material areas throughout the year, including; Graphics and CAD/CAM based task, Resistant Materials, in metal, wood and plastic and Product Design tasks in a variety of media. Food Technology and Textiles.

What skills will I develop?
Observational drawing, Production of 2D and 3D work in a range of material areas. Primary and Secondary Research. Technical use of materials and develop skills in a range of design and make  processes in 2D and 3D. Use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing processes. Preparing and making,  Food preparation

What are the aims of the courses?
Develop skills and techniques in effective communication, organisation and expression of ideas visually, working both independently and as part of a team.
Gain understanding of a wide range of  materials, media, techniques and processes in both 2D and 3D. As well as to develop practical skills in a variety of material areas.
To develop creative thinking skills.   Improve the understanding of art within the context of different cultures, society and industry.
To build self confidence and self esteem in Design and Technology and become a more reflective learner.

What examination will I take?

Resistant Materials GCSE  Welsh Board GCSE
This course is designed to develop an awareness of the nature and significant importance of Design and Technology in a rapidly changing society. It enables students to develop their application of knowledge, skills and understanding of Resistant Materials within an overall design and make based approach. This course combines practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices

Product Design Welsh Board GCSE
Design and Technology in Product Design is a recently developed GCSE course within the suite of GCSE specifications offered by the WJEC. The course provides opportunities for students to apply aesthetic, moral, social, economic and industrial awareness in their design work. Students are encouraged to use a range of communication skills, including verbal, graphical, ICT and modelling skills, to help their thinking and their ability to take action in the process of designing

What independent study will I have to undertake?
Students will be expected to complete classwork and homework. They will be expected to create evidence of research and development in sketch books and will be asked to produce supporting practical 2D and 3D work at school and at home.

What career opportunities could the course help to give me?
There are many career opportunities, which can follow Art training. Some examples are:-
Product Design; Fashion Design; Interior Design; Graphic Design; Advertising; Architecture; Jewellery; Furniture Design; Textiles Design; Web Design, Garden Design, Fashion buyer, Chef, food Technologist, environmental health officer, Nutritionist, Dietician, Automotive designer, Food Product.. to name but a few.

WJEC G.C.S.E. Catering
Researching, analysing, planning, making, observing, understanding and evaluating relevant areas of the catering industry.

What is involved with the examination?
UNIT 2: Catering, food and the customer
One Written Paper 1ΒΌ hours paper which will be externally set and marked. All questions are compulsory and targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.

What controlled assessment will I have to complete?
UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service
Controlled Task
Two practical tasks selected from a bank of six WJEC set tasks. Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.
45 hours in total 60 %

What career opportunities could the course help to give me?
The qualification studied could lead to employment in any establishment that prepares and serves food, for example restaurants, hotels, schools, nurseries and hospitals. Also further study at a specialist college.