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GCSE
Specification

Design and Technology:
Resistant Materials
Technology
For exams June 2010 onwards
For certification June 2011 onwards

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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?…

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7 Moderation 25
7.1 Moderation procedures 25
7.2 Consortium arrangements 25
7.3 Post-moderation procedures 25

Appendices 26
A Grade Descriptions 26
BSpiritual, Moral, Ethical, Social, Legislative, Sustainable
Development, Economic and Cultural Issues, and
Health and…

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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…

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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…

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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
assessment covering grades A* to G.




Unit 1: Written…

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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…

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3.1 Unit 1: Written paper
Materials and Components · recognise the working characteristics of the
common forms of metals; understand the
Candidates should be aware of the processes differences between ferrous and non-ferrous
and techniques…

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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…

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Evaluation of ideas Social, cultural, moral, environmental,
Candidates should: sustainability, economic issues
· check design proposals against design
Social and cultural influences on the consumer market
specification;
· be able to consider modifying the specification…

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