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Year 11 Design Technology

Pearson Edexcel


Design Technology - Component 1

Students are encouraged to focus on the two main topics - Core (general knowledge of Design and Technology) and Timbers. It would be advisable for students to use each revision session for a different topic and to firstly complete the relevant end of chapter review exercise (strengths and challenges) from their text book. This will allow them to more clearly identify areas for further work which they can then use the revision guide and suggested websites to revise. Students are welcome to suggest topic areas for us to work during the Tuesday night support sessions. Students could re-do the review tests from their blue folders for further practice.

In addition, students are set exam styled question through “Show My Homework”. Students are given page numbers of their text book that might be helpful for them alongside each task.

Revision guides

All students have access to a revision resource from the Design Technology department and via the school’s shared area. If your child has lost their PDF version then please see a member of the department staff.

The first revision guide for this specification is being released on February 28th 2020. We will be quality assuring this resource once it is released and we will contact parents by text message once the revision guide is available for purchase on Wisepay.

Support sessions

The department will be running additional support sessions on Tuesday evenings at 4:15pm until 5.00pm.

Useful links & past papers

Below are useful web links which will help with revision:

This is a new course and as such there are no publically available past exam papers.

However, the exam board has provided a sample paper which can be found at : Studentshared >> Design Technology >> DT Text Books and Exam Papers