Craft, Design and Technology
S1-S3 Broad General Education
The course is made up of work covering:
Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics, Digital Literacy and Technological Developments in Society.
Pupils combine practical, graphical and technological skills with creative thinking to design, plan and make products that meet human needs.
They learn to use current technologies and traditional skills to present ideas and manufacture items and develop confidence in using practical, graphical and IT equipment, hand and machine tools to help them solve problems creatively as individuals and as members of a team.
Design and Manufacture
S4, 5 & 6 Senior Phase
This course is offered at four levels National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Grade.
The course is made up of work at all levels, covering:
Materials and Manufacturing
Pupils learn to plan the manufacture of a prototype, manufacture and review that prototype and explain the key aspects of commercial manufacture.
Pupils learn and develop skills and creativity in designing a product towards a manufacturing process.
They will take a given design brief and develop it to a final concept, generating ideas by applying research, graphics and modelling techniques.
Existing products will also be examined and evaluated and pupils will also learn to develop an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society.
National 4 Candidates complete an Added Value Unit where these skills are implemented. There is no final exam.
National 5 Candidates complete an Assignment, this is worth 100/180 of their final exam mark.
National 5 Candidates also sit a final exam consisting of a written paper worth 80/180 marks of their overall grade.
Higher Candidates complete an internal Assignment that is worth 50% of their final mark and an exam paper which accounts for the remaining 50%.
Design and Manufacture candidates must complete:
Component 1 – project
The purpose of the project is to assess practical application of
knowledge and skills from across the course to develop a solution to
an appropriately complex design and manufacture task,
providing challenge and requiring application.
The assignment will be worth 120 marks (60% of the total mark).
Component 2 — question paper
The purpose of the question paper is to assess the skills, knowledge
and understanding that learner’s have acquired.
The question paper will have 80 marks (40% of the total mark) and consist of structured and extended response questions.