Fast-track the learning of students wanting to focus on product design
If you’re a teacher wanting to specialise, or you have students with a particular interest in product design, this International GCSE Design and Technology course has been created specifically to meet that need.
- Build an understanding of the creative and manufacturing processes involved in product design.
- Help students grasp core technical principles and their practical, real-world applications in topics such as computer-aided design.
- Encourage the application of knowledge from other disciplines, such as Maths and Science.
- Effective blend of exam assessment and practical work to ensure theoretical knowledge and practical skills are equally rewarded.
International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design (9252)
International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design covers the following themes:
- Core technical principles
- Specialist technical Principles
- Designing and making principles
- Design and make task (Non-Examination Assessment)
Specialist technical principles (section B) taught through one or more of the following material categories:
- Papers and boards
- Timber based materials
- Metal based materials
OxfordAQA provides the resources and advice you need to get started with the International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design specification effectively.
- Download the specification
- Take a look at the specimen Mark Schemes and Papers
- Read our switching guide (coming soon)
- View our training courses to help you deliver OxfordAQA International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design (coming soon)
- Approved textbooks and resources published by Oxford University Press (coming soon)
This is a new specification, so please bookmark our resources area for teachers to keep up to date with teaching and learning support as it becomes available, including:
- Schemes of work to allow you to plan how to deliver the specification in a way that will best suit you and your students
- Teaching guidance to outline clearly the scope of teaching and learning
- Topic tests and mock exam analysers to allow you to track your students’ progress
OxfordAQA International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design is assessed in two parts:
- Part 1: Exam-based: Technical, designing and making principles:
2 hours. 100 marks. 50%
- Part 2: Non-exam assessment (NEA): Design and make task: 30-35 hours approximately. 100 marks. 50%
- Students may resit this qualification any number of times within the life of the specification.
- However, any resit must include the full project process and a new title. Students will be graded on the basis of the work submitted for assessment. Students cannot resit by enhancing previous work.
You must be an approved OxfordAQA centre to enter students for our exams. Make sure you become an OxfordAQA centre before you start teaching a course.
Take a look at:
- The OxfordAQA International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design Switching Guide (coming soon)
- Example specimen Paper and Mark Scheme