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GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology

We have developed a new GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology specification for first teaching in England from September 2017 (first assessment in 2019). We have worked with the teaching community, education professionals and subject specialists to develop the new GCSE Design and Technology qualification to meet DfE's subject content requirements.

Why choose WJEC Eduqas?

Thought through, logical specification
Maximum marks available for designing and making
NEA criteria are straightforward and easy to apply
Wide breadth of study with 8 GCSEs combined into 1

Free coursework book for every student
Exemplar papers for reference
Direct access to Subject specialists
Unlimited access to free resources
Face-to-face CPD training courses
Support from our Regional Representatives


GCSE (9-1) Grading

From 2017, reformed GCSEs in England will be graded 9 to 1, find out more about the GCSE 9-1 grading scale

Other Levels AS/A level
Status Draft
Teaching from 2017
QAN Not Available

Our draft specification has been updated and resubmitted to Ofqual for accreditation. It is published to enable teachers to have early sight of our proposed approach to GCSE Design and Technology. Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given at this time that the proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be accredited in time for teaching in September 2017.

The sample assessment materials include exemplar question papers and mark schemes.

Free GCSE Design and Technology Training Courses for Teachers

Book your place on one of our teacher training courses below to learn more about the draft specification and sample assessment materials including assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas.

GCSE Design and Technology Preparing to Teach Course (Spring 2017)

GCSE Design and Technology (2017) Webinar - The new specification explained

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All Course Materials

We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

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