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GCSE, AS and A level Design & Technology Accredited

We are delighted to announce that our suite of reformed Design & Technology qualifications have been accredited by Ofqual, for first teaching from this September for use in England.

Steve Howells, Subject Officer:
"Our specifications will provide students with the opportunity to identify and solve real problems by designing and creating products and systems whilst applying technical and practical knowledge."

Download the specification and sample assessment materials (SAMs).

Our GCSE, AS and A level specifications consist of two components:

  1. Design and Technology in the 21st Century – students will develop their knowledge and understanding of technical principles, and designing and making principles.
  2. Design and make task – students will design and create a product based on a contextual challenge. This will showcase students' knowledge, understanding and skills when designing and making prototypes.

Our specifications have been developed in consultation with teachers and subject leaders. Where appropriate, content has been retained and refined from the current WJEC specifications. This will enable teachers to build on good practice and to continue to use a number of their current teaching resources.

Additional Support
Teachers choosing to deliver our qualifications will benefit from:

Further information is available from our Design & Technology webpages.

If you are a school or college in Wales, please visit the 'Qualifications in Wales' webpage, for details on the reformed qualifications regulated by Qualifications Wales. 

For further information:
Steve Howells
Subject Officer
029 2026 5017

Rhodri Jenkins
Subject Support Officer
029 2026 5118