December 2022 Design and Technology update | Pearson qualifications

December 2022 Design and Technology update

5 December 2022

Welcome to your December 2022 Design and Technology update to keep you up-to-date with the latest. In this last update of the month, may I wish you a relaxing winter break when the time comes.

In this update:

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Reminder on the NEA arrangements in 2022/2023

In summer 2023, Non-examined assessment (NEA) will be assessed in it`s entirety, without any adaptations. 

What about the exam? Is there Advance Information?

The DfE and Ofqual have recently confirmed a return on assessment and grading in 2023, meaning that there will not be advance information. Read more below. 

Exams head back to normality in 2023 - press release

Grading exams and assessments in summer 2023 and autumn 2022

Exam timetables - summer 2023

Access the exam timetables


There is a selection of on-demand and live training events available for GCSE and A level Design and Technology. See below

GCSE D&T - New to Edexcel

A level D&T - New to Edexcel 

GCSE D&T - Coursework marking training event - module 1-3 (on-demand)

A level D&T - Coursework marking training event - module 1-3 (on-demand)

Grading exams in 2023

This article from Ofqual confirms that in 2023 grading will return to pre-pandemic grading (2019).

Read the article

Read the statement from the DfE

Examiner and moderator roles for D&T

Become an examiner/moderator for GCSE and A level Design and Technology qualifications. 

Create Education: 3D Printing in Schools Research Project

3D printing and 3D design are critical skills for high quality future STEAM careers. The Additive Manufacturing sector is growing, and set to top 76 Billion Dollars by 2030, just as current Year 7 students enter the workforce. More and more schools are investing in 3D printing technology in order to give their students the head start they need in the competitive job market, providing lots of examples of good practice and anecdotal evidence of the impact that 3D technology is having in the classroom.

Since 2008, however, there has not been an official review of the status of 3D printing in the UK's compulsory education system and The CREATE Education Project aim to change this, helping future students and educators to embed this innovative technology into their curriculum through the creation of an influential white paper.

CREATE Education need your voice! Whether you have a Makerspace full of 3D technology, or you've never seen a 3D printer in real life - they need to know! And, for 10 minutes of your time to fill in the survey, you could win big prizes for your school, including a voucher worth 1,500 Euros to spend on UltiMaker 3D hardware.

Find out more and fill in the research project


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