Multi Award winning Mainstream Dyslexia Specialist School for years 3 to 11

Design Technology

Design Technology is an exciting and popular subject at Moon Hall, Reigate.

Key Stage 3

Design Technology is taught in all year groups up to Key Stage 3 and ‘Resistant Materials’ is offered as an option for GCSE. The workshop is equipped with a number of machines including band and scroll saws, pillar drills, sanding machines and a woodturning lathe.  The pupils use a range of materials from timber and acrylic, through to pewter and glass.

The pupils are given a practical understanding of these materials through the production of high quality, original and creative solutions to the projects set by the Department. They are taught a variety of skills including the correct and safe use of tools and machinery ensuring that they have a comprehensive understanding of Health and Safety issues.

Key Stage 4

We follow the AQA Design and Technology – 8552 GCSE syllabus.  This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit their exam and submit their non-exam assessment (NEA / coursework) at the end of the course.

How is it assessed?

  • Written exam (50% of GCSE) - 2 hours; 100 marks
  • Non-exam assessment (NEA - 50% of GCSE) - 35 hours approx; 100 marks


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