Friday, 20 January 2017

GCSE Design and Technology 2017 specification

AQA have just released and finalised the specification for design and technology. Obviously us teachers are aware of the changes for the subject, me at the minute am training so will be teaching this from September hopefully in my NQT year. 

I understand the fast paced industry of design and the ever changing technologies in 2017 which is amazing, however are the teachers prepared enough for this change.... if teachers have been in their profession for many years are they really that aware of the change in times, the advanced technologies out there and what the industry is even like. 

I've had a look over the specification and the exam paper, should we really now just call design and technology,  STEM instead? It seems to be heading that way? 

Would love to know your thoughts.