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)
View the switching guide to see the differences between your old International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design specification and the OxfordAQA specification (version updated September 2023).
OxfordAQA International GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design covers the following topics:
- 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
- Read our switching guide
- 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.