GCSE D&T

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Scroll down to see the range of courses we currently run that support GCSE D&T:

  • One day courses on GCSE D&T focusing on a broader materials approach (all exam boards)
  • One day courses on GCSE D&T focusing on individual material areas (all exam boards). Click here for information on D&T GCSE courses that have a textiles focus
  • Two day courses funded by the National STEM Learning Centre 
  • Courses developing key knowledge and practical skills


Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE
(2 day residential) 
17th & 18th May 2019
National STEM Learning Centre, York

State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays for most of the course fee & for accommodation.
Course fee is £640 (plus VAT, which schools can claim back)
Bursary available is £540 which means the cost to the school is £100

Bookings are made via the STEM Centre website

Note this course is run on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre and is not one of our own independent courses. The link takes you to the STEM Centre website where bookings are made. Note we can answer general queries about the course content but enquiries about the bursary and bookings must be made via the STEM Centre. 

Outcomes

  • Understand the knowledge requirements of design and technology GCSE and the depth of content needed for successful delivery
  • Develop your confidence to deliver the GCSE subject content, using equipment and resources outside of your material specialism
  • Gain resources and ideas that you can use straight away

Content

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar content?

Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills outside of your specialist area?

Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area?

This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and technology GCSE. It is aimed at teachers from all material areas (product design, textiles, resistant materials, graphics, etc…) and will support the teaching of all exam specifications.

  • Teaching the tricky bits eg levers, mechanisms, forces, stresses, electronics
  • Developing material knowledge, exploring the properties and uses of a range of materials
  • Hands-on experience of materials, developing your confidence in processes that might be outside of your traditional specialism
  • Exploring how non-traditional equipment can be used in a classroom to teach GCSE subject content, allowing for activities to be carried out in a non-specialist room
  • Lots of ideas for activities that can be used in the classroom to develop your key stage 4 curriculum
  • Suggestions on how current classrooms and staffing might be used to deliver the design and technology GCSE

Please note, whilst this course will spend time focused on equipment, the majority of content will focus on activities that can be carried out in a non-specialist room and approaches to teaching GCSE content without traditional machinery.


What delegates say about this course

Excellent examples of practical tasks and how they relate to the new course. All good but especially the link with textiles. 

Some great ideas and processes I hadn’t thought about. 

Great ideas and a lot of fun - great ways to introduce theory in a practical way. 

Starting to bring D&T alive in a new and exciting way. Great inspiration. 

Very clear and informative - good mix of activities and information. 

Excellent, so useful. Easy to understand, lots of resources and ideas.


How to book this course

Book this course
Note that this course is run on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre and is not one of our own independent courses. The link takes you to the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made. Please note I can answer general queries about the course but enquiries about the bursary, bookings and terms and conditions must be made via the STEM Centre. 


What else would you like to know about our courses?

We have Lead Facilitator accreditation as part of the National STEM Learning Centre CPD Quality Mark

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Dates not convenient for you? 

It is sometimes possible to add in additional dates and venues for workshops so contact me if a date doesn’t suit you. 


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Bespoke workshops can also be delivered either at your school or at an external venue. Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details.


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