Resistant Materials

The Edexcel GCSE in Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology qualification enables students to:

  • actively engage in design and technology
  • make decisions, consider sustainability and combine skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make quality products
  • explore ways in which aesthetic, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact to shape designing and making
  • analyse existing products and produce practical solutions to needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on quality of life
  • develop decision-making skills through individual and collaborative working
  • understand that designing and making reflect and influence cultures and societies, and that products have an impact on lifestyle
  • develop skills of creativity and critical analysis through making links between the principles of
  • good design, existing solutions and technological knowledge.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Design%20and%20Technology%20-%20Resistant%20Materials/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE_DT_Resistant_Materials_Spec.pdf