Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE Technology & Design

This specification is for first teaching from September 2008.

In GCE Technology and Design, students study technology and design in a range of contexts including home, school, recreation, community, business and industry.

Through studying GCE Technology and Design, students have opportunities to:

  • make use of tacit knowledge and reflective practices in order to work with tasks that are challenging and often require definition;
  • develop and sustain their creativity and innovative practice;
  • recognise and overcome challenges and constraints when working towards the production of high-quality products;
  • develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activities from a contemporary and historical perspective;
  • draw on a range of skills and knowledge from other subject areas;
  • draw on and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of production processes to a range of design and technological activities;
  • develop an understanding of contemporary design and technology practices; and
  • use digital technologies and information handling skills to enhance their design and technological capability.