There are many sources of information available for all of the Trend Setters and Iconic Products to help centres prepare candidates for this examination.
We would ask that you do not contact any named Trend Setter or organisation directly as part of this preparation, instead referring to information available online or from other sources.
The final assessment opportunity for these qualifications (J305, J045) will be summer 2018.
Our GCSE Design and Technology provision has been redeveloped for first teaching in September 2017. The new qualification develops thinking skills leading towards invention and design innovation, to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems. To find out more visit our new qualification page below.
You may also be interested in our Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Design qualifications. They're vocationally-related qualifications at GCSE level geared to key sector requirements.
The great thing about this qualification is that it brings a fresh approach to the subject, making it easier to teach and more enjoyable for learners. The specification and specimen assessment materials are applicable to both full and short courses.
This folder contains a classroom activity in the form of an engaging board game aimed at enhancing students' understanding and ability to write good design contexts, briefs and specifications. Teacher instructions are included.
This lesson element or classroom activity contains tasks aimed to help students write accurate design briefs and specifications.context, brief and specification activity.
This document gives teachers additional background information on the Design context, brief and specification activity.
This guide provides detailed information for teachers about how to manage controlled assessment.
This resource gives guidance to teachers and students on how to add video clips to controlled assessment work.