Product design with Systems and Control Technology enables students to design and make products using a range of electronic, mechanical and pneumatic components.
This subject is aimed at the type of pupil who will go on to engineering in one of the above fields and is closely linked with Computer science.
Pupils will be designing and making projects which are to solve a problem from a list of board set scenarios using a range of electrical and mechanical components, taking into account, costing, moral and environmental issues.
The examination includes a 20 A3 page Portfolio, 40 hours of practical work and a 2 hour written examination.
This GCSE tends to suit self motivated, hard working pupils.