GCSE Design Technology
OCR GCSE (9–1) in Design and Technology (J310)
|This component brings together the learners ‘core’ and
‘in-depth’ knowledge and understanding.
• ‘Core’ knowledge of Design and Technology principles
demonstrates learners’ broad understanding of
principles that all learners should have across the
• ‘In-depth’ knowledge allows learners to focus more
directly on at least one main material category, or
The question paper is split into two sections.
A minimum of 15% of the paper will assess learners’
mathematical skills as applied within a design and
|This component oﬀers the opportunity for learners to
demonstrate understanding of and skills in iterative
designing, in particular:
• the interrelated nature of the processes used to
identify needs and requirements (explore)
• creating solutions to meet those needs (create)
• evaluating whether the needs have been met
As an outcome of their challenge, learners will produce a
chronological portfolio and one final prototype(s).
It is through the iteratve processes of designing that
learners draw on their wider knowledge and understanding
of Design and Technology principles.
Contextual challenges will be released on 1 June each year.
Approx. 40 hours
* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment (see Section 3g).
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Food Preparation and Nutrition (J309)
|This content should be covered
throughout all three
Food: food provenance and
Cooking and food preparation
Skills requirements: preparation
and cooking techniques
|Food Preparation and
1 hour 30 minutes
written examination paper
Task (02 or 03)*
Task (04 or 05)*
*Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
** Examination is weighted up to 150 marks to equal the total marks combined for the two tasks.