GCSE D&T

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

You might also be interested in:

  • All courses listed below include textiles but if you are looking for a GCSE D&T course targeted specifically at textiles specialists click here
  • We also run courses targeted specifically at exam technique & curriculum planning that avoids last minute cramming


Creating an Effective Curriculum in KS3 & GCSE D&T
(2 day residential) 
8th & 9th November 2019
National STEM Learning Centre, York
Spaces available? We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so please contact them direct for this information.

State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays for most of the course fee & for accommodation.

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

  • explore how the key stage 3 curriculum can be developed to better prepare students for the design and technology GCSE
  • plan a GCSE curriculum that builds on key stage 3 and which prepares students for A level
  • gain resources to support an engaging and progression focused key stage 3 and GCSE curriculum
  • investigate how key stage 3 can be used to raise the profile of design and technology, supporting the uptake of design and technology at key stage 4
  • Note this is the same course as the one previously delivered with the title ‘Getting it Right in Key Stage 3, Laying Good Foundations for Design and Technology GCSE’ and delegates who attended the original course should not attend this one.
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Content

Review your curriculum and reflect on how your department can develop a programme of learning that supports progression from key stage 3 through to GCSE.

This course will focus on the designing and making attainment target at key stage 3, as well as the design and technology GCSE qualification, and is relevant to all material areas (please note, it will not include the cooking and nutrition attainment target). Develop a robust key stage 3 curriculum, providing a solid foundation for the requirements of design and technology at GCSE, as well as supporting the planning and development of a GCSE curriculum that underpins further study at A level.

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During this course, we will:

  • provide a framework for self-assessment of your current key stage 3 and GCSE curriculum
  • look at how key stage 3 supports the design and technology GCSE and what steps can be taken to ensure that students are fully prepared when they arrive at key stage 4
  • consider new ideas, strategies and approaches to the key skills and knowledge required at key stage 3 and GCSE, in order to create an exciting and engaging curriculum that raises the profile of design and technology and encourages students to opt for it
  • discover a range of strategies and ideas that create an engaging key stage 3 and GCSE curriculum, embedding progression and creativity
  • support you to develop a personalised action plan for your department
  • provide resources to take away that will help you to develop your key stage 3 and GCSE curriculum
  • Note this is the same course as the one previously delivered with the title ‘Getting it Right in Key Stage 3, Laying Good Foundations for Design and Technology GCSE’ and delegates who attended the original course should not attend this one.


What Delegates say about this course

Excellent information and discussion, well led, with well-planned sessions and resources. There was ample time to reflect and to develop skills, with areas that were well thought out and thought provoking. A lot of relevant matters that were essential to forward planning with a lot of "I hadn't thought of that" ideas.

Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject. 

Very useful information with regards to implementing content into GCSE through links to KS3 teaching. 

Really useful, informative and thought provoking. Lots to take back to my department. 

Friendly, supportive and positive delivery. Informative and empowering.

Fantastic - a fresh approach incorporating what we already do with new ideas. I will be using these ideas straight away. 


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. 
Spaces available? We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so please contact them direct for this information.


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Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE
(2 day residential) 
22nd & 23rd November 2019
National STEM Learning Centre, York
Spaces available? We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so please contact them direct for this information.

State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays for most of the course fee & for accommodation.

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. 
Spaces available? We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so please contact them direct for this information.


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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