New GCSE Design & Technology

All Year 9 GCSE Design and Technology Students will have an Internal Assessment in November

It will be 60 minutes and marked out of 50 (about 1 min per park plus reading and checking time)

Topics you will be tested on (will be linked to online resources as we revise)

Click HERE for the printable revision checklist ind Assessment Information.

Writing a Design Brief and Design Specification

Families and Types of Wood

Wood Joints

  • Types of Wood Joint; advantages, disadvantages
  • Use of wood tools, machines and finishes
  • Marking Out Tools; Marking Gauge, Steel Rule, Try square
  • Cutting Tools; Tenon Saw, Coping Saw, Bevelled Edge Chisel
  • Wasting Tools; Glasspaper
  • Woodworking Machines; Pillar Drill

NEW! Wood Tools

Types of Motion

Cams, Bell Cranks, Pulleys & Gears

Modelling, Testing and Evaluation

  • Use of models to check the function of Mechanisms

Evaluating (good points, bad points and improvements) of Products in relation to all super words

Drawing Techniques:

  • Isometric
  • Orthographic​
  • Exploded

February 2018


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