AQA GCSE Design and Technology (8552)
Exam: 2 Hours
Friday 22nd May
Section A – Core technical principles (20 marks)
A mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions assessing a breadth of technical knowledge and understanding.
Section B – Specialist technical principles (30 marks)
Several short answer questions (2–5 marks) and one extended response to assess a more in depth knowledge of technical principles. Either woods or metals focus.
Section C – Designing and making principles (50 marks)
A mixture of short answer and extended response questions.
- Revision Checklist.
- Revision Calendar (starts 20th Jan)– they have been provided with one of these.
- GCSE Revision book (blue CGP book – they all have one of these).
- Additional revision guide from Hodder (recommended): https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-Notes-Technology-Polymers/dp/1510432337/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=My+Revision+Notes%3A+AQA+GCSE+%289-1%29+Design+and+Technology&qid=1578998838&s=books&sr=1-6
- GCSE revision cards – information and questions (some students took the offer to purchase these when offered). They are also available here: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/design-technology/taf41-new-grade-9-1-gcse-design-technology-aqa
BBC Bitesize for AQA D&T: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm