GCSE Design and Technology


The Contextual Challenges will be released on our secure website from the 1st June for GCSE Design & Technology and AS Design & Technology: Product Design and Fashion & Textiles.  Please ask your Examinations Officer to set you up with a secondary account if you currently have no access.

Summer 2021: Information and updates

Visit our Summer 2021: Information and updates pages for all the latest on how grades will be awarded, support materials, appeals, and results days.

JCQ has also released a range of guidance for schools and colleges here.

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GCSE Design And Technology Specification
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The Eduqas Design and Technology GCSE allows learners to identify and solve real problems through the design process and into production. Learners are encouraged to work creatively and through the course will develop a number of core skills, including practical skills, planning and decision making.

Assessment for the Design and Technology GCSE consists of a written examination and a design and make task.

We provide a range of digital resources for both learners and educators, including GCSE Design and Technology past papers, digital teaching tools and training events. To find out more about the course, including the Design and Technology GCSE grade boundaries, download the specification from the menu above.

Why choose 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 6 GCSEs combined into 1

  • Exemplar papers for reference

  • Direct access to subject specialists

  • Unlimited access to free resources

  • Face-to-face professional learning training courses

  • Support from our regional representatives
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Unlock your learners’ potential with an impressive range of FREE digital resources, teaching tools and materials.


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WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology 9781510451326 Chris Walker, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes, Andy Knight, Jennifer Tilley, Jacqui Howells





My revision notes: WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology 9781510471696 Chris Walker, Ian Fawcett, Dan Hughes, Andy Knight, Jacqui Howells

Online Exam Review – gain access to general data, exam questions, marking schemes and examiner comments.


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Our Assessment Resources are sets of questions based on specific themes, topics or skills within the qualification. They are optional resources (their use is not mandatory) which have been created to assist teachers in assessing learners in summer 2021. We recommend that you use the Mapping Grid provided initially to help you find appropriate Assessment Resources. Our Mapping Grid has been designed for you to view, at a glance, the content and assessment objectives covered in each Assessment Resource, and then download the relevant Assessment Resource.
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Training and Guidance for Summer 2021


WJEC Eduqas has produced Professional Learning training and guidance packs to support the application of marking schemes and grading.  These view on-demand materials offer expert instruction from senior Eduqas examiners and include marking exemplar and grading exemplar. These materials aim to:

  • develop your understanding in applying the marking schemes
  • improve your confidence in awarding marks accurately
  • exemplify the characteristics of learner responses at differing levels of achievement
  • provide guidance on how to grade learner evidence.

These materials are suitable for all teachers who need guidance in marking and grading this qualification, and Heads of Department who wish to internally moderate their team's marking.

These materials are now available for you to access as many times as you wish from our secure website here.



Upcoming Professional Learning Events


There are no live events currently scheduled for this qualification. 


Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.


Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.

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