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Design and Technology: Dylunio a Technoleg

The Design & Technology Department at Abersychan School has two dedicated classrooms, an ICT suite, a Resistant Materials workshop, a Construction area and a Food Technology kitchen in the main building. All rooms are well equipped with specialised equipment and ICT facilities (Computers, Laptops and Learn Pads) for pupils to use.

The department offers a number of courses, which are delivered on a carousel system in Key Stage Three and as option choices in Key Stage Four.

The department also uses twitter to support pupils in their learning and you can follow us at @abersychantech

You can also email Mr. R. Thomas (Subject Leader) for any further information or more specific details at Staff3091@abersychan.schoolsedu.org.uk

What homework and assessments will I have to do?

  • Key Stage 3

You will have at least two pieces of homework to complete at home for each unit of work/project. You will also complete two assessments in school, during lesson time – you will need to assess your own work, as well as your teacher who will give you a level for it.  It will be important to act upon the feedback and suggestions in which you can improve your work in the future.

All homework will be set via www.showmyhomework.co.uk to help pupils keep track of their work.

  • Key Stage 4

You will regularly be set past paper questions to complete in school, during lesson time and at home for homework. You will also sit a mock exam under exam conditions in the main hall.  You will also complete specific coursework assignments that count towards your final grade (see information below).

All homework will be set via www.showmyhomework.co.uk to help pupils keep track of their work.

Department Structure

Key Stage Four Curriculum

  • WJEC GCSE Resistant Materials Technology
  • WJEC GCSE Food Technology

For each of the above courses, there will be two units of work which will be completed this academic year.

  • Ø Unit 1 – Written Examination (40%)(2 Hours)

(Tuesday 23rd May 2017 @ 9AM)

To support pupils for their examination, there will be after school revision sessions timetabled on the following days;

GCSE Resistant Materials (Option C) Week 2 Thursday (2.55PM > 3.40PM)

GCSE Food Technology (Option A) Week 2 Tuesday (2.55PM > 3.40PM)

Ø  Unit 2 – Controlled Assessment Task (60%)(30 Hours)

Pupils will complete this task in school under controlled conditions throughout their lesson time. It has a significant contribution to their final GCSE grade.

The deadline for the task is Friday 28th April 2017The work will need to be assessed and annotated, in preparation for an external moderator visit on the week beginning the 15th May 2017.

  • WJEC GCSE Health & Social Care

For the above course, there will be two units of work which will be completed this academic year.

Ø  Unit 1 – Controlled Assessment Task (60%)(45 Hours)

Pupils will complete this task in school under controlled conditions throughout their lesson time. It has a significant contribution to their final GCSE grade.

The deadline for the task is Friday 31st March 2017The work will need to be assessed and annotated, in preparation for a sample to be sent to an external moderator by Friday 5th May 2017.

  • Ø Unit 2 – Written Examination (40%)(1Hr 15Mins)

(Monday 12th June 2017)

To support pupils for their examination, there will be after school revision sessions timetabled on the following days;

GCSE Health & Social Care (Option C) Week 2 Thursday (2.55PM > 3.40PM)

  • BTEC Construction (QCF)

For the above course, there will be three units of work which will be completed this academic year. Each of the units will be internally assessed (one unit will be selected to be externally verified at random in January/February 2017).  

Please note that this qualification is a PASS (Grade C) or FAIL qualification only.