Planning and teaching the new GCSE in Design & Technology 2018 - West Sussex

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Start Date: 26th April 2018

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Member Price: £200.00

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The new single title Design and Technology GCSE should be a significant milestone in the history of the subject. This course is an essential combination of learning and practical activity, providing you with inspiration and ideas to take back to the classroom.

It is important that Design and Technology teachers fully embrace the spirit of the reform and develop their department’s ability to provide a positive and enhanced experience for their students. Book your place and explore the new required GCSE content by understanding how to plan and organize the curriculum. Consider assessment objectives and understand the key skills needed for helpful assessment across a range of abilities.

This course will provide you with an opportunity to work with other teachers and professionals to explore the new single title GCSE Design and Technology and consider how it can be taught. The course will:

  • explore individual specifications as appropriate to the needs of the group
  • highlight the distinctly new aspects
  • explore covering the subject content
  • consider possible approaches to organising Design and Technology student groups and delivery models
  • explore how key stage 3 can be aligned with GCSE
  • develop an understanding of what iterative designing in action involves
  • explore the changes to the examination and assessment of non-examined assessment
  • address how to prepare for the contextual challenges
  • begin to create your own departmental development plan for implementing the new GCSE

 The Design and Technology Association reserves the right to make some changes to the above content.

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Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane
West Sussex

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