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GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
Contents
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Why choose AQA? 3
1.2 Why choose Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology? 3
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 4
1.4 How can I find out more? 4
2 Specification at a Glance 5
3 Subject Content 6
3.1 Unit 1: Written paper (45601) 6
3.2 Unit 2: Design and making practice (45602) 12
4 Scheme of Assessment 17
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7 Moderation 25
7.1 Moderation procedures 25
7.2 Consortium arrangements 25
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1 Introduction
1.1 Why choose AQA?
AQA is the UK's favourite exam board and more AQA provides a comprehensive range of support 1
students receive their academic qualifications from services for teachers:
AQA than from any other board.…read more

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GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
1.3 How do I start using this specification?
1 Already using the existing AQA Design Not using the AQA specification
and Technology: Resistant Materials currently?
Technology specification? · Almost all centres in England and Wales use AQA or
· Register to receive further information, such as have used AQA in the past and are approved AQA
mark schemes, past question papers, details of centres. A small minority is not.…read more

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GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
2 Specification at a Glance
This specification is one of a suite of eight in Design and Technology offered by AQA. There is one tier of
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3 Subject Content
Design and Technology is a practical subject area · use, where appropriate, a range of graphic
which requires the application of knowledge and techniques and ICT (including digital media),
understanding when developing ideas, planning, including CAD, to generate, develop, model and
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GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology for teaching from September 2009 onwards (version 1.3)
Design and Market Influences Sustainability of design
Candidates should be taught how to analyse Candidates should consider the choices of materials
products and processes. and processes and how they would impact on the life
cycle of the product and its sustainability.
They should consider how design and technology
affect the manufacturer, user and environment, and Product specification
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