Autumn 2020 exam series: Design and Technology

Here are some details about the autumn 2020 series, including entry deadlines and dates. 

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What is available in autumn series for Design and Technology?

The additional autumn 2020 series for GCSE and A level Design and Technology would be 100% exam and no NEA, as per the guidance provided by Ofqual, through the consultation outcome.

Entry deadlines and exam dates

Qualification Entry deadline Exam date
A level D&T 4 September 2020 Monday 12 October 2020 (AM)
AS level D&T 4 Septemebr 2020 Monday 12 October 2020 (AM)
GCSE D&T* 18 September 2020 Thursday 12 November 2020 (PM)

*GCSE D&T papers will be per specialism (1DT0 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F)

Past papers and other resources to support your learners

From the link below, you will be able to access past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports for GCSE and A level Design and Technology examination. In addition, the update links you to publihsed resources. 

Access past papers and other resources

Which grade will count?

If students already have been issued grades in summer 2020 and also decide to take examinations in the autumn, Ofqual has confirmed that they will be able to use the highest of the two grades for future progression.


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