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Ashcroft Technology Academy

Ashcroft Technology Academy

GCSE Design & Technology

Design & Technology


OCR Design and Technology   

Course Content



Year 9: Design Ventura challenge, Identifying requirements, design thinking and communication, Materials (minor and major materials focus). Wider issues in design including the environment and their implications.

Year 10: Design Ventura Challenge, Manufacturing processes and techniques, Design viability & Learning from existing products. Mock NEA assessment and Mock principles of design assessment.

Year 11: Technical understanding and the core principles of design, Component 2: Iterative Design challenge – Non Exam Assessment


Component 1: Principles of design and technology – Written paper – Weight 50% - 2 hours

Component 2: Iterative design challenge – Non Exam Assessment – Weight 50% - approx 40 hours

List of Resources

Revision guides

  • Your exercise book

  • OCR GCSE Design & Technology All-in-One Revision and Practice (available in reprographics)

E- text books available to purchase and download

The best revision websites;