D&T GCSE Edexcel


Unit 1: New and emerging technologies

1DT0 Core content


Summary - Out now

This free unit is subdivided into four topics plus an end-of-unit assessment spread across roughly five lessons. It is a theoretical unit covering the latest Edexcel Design and Technology specification 1DT0. The first lesson looks at the impact of new and emerging technology on industry and enterprise before moving on to look at the effect that industry can have on the environment. The influence that people, culture and society have on product development and vice versa are covered in the third lesson. Contemporary production techniques and scales are then covered in the final lesson before students subsequently sit an assessment test comprising questions similar to those found on the GCSE exam paper.

What's included?

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification the Edexcel 1DT0 Design and Technology GCSE. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Lessons Covered

    • Lesson 1 Industry and enterprise
    • Lesson 2 Sustainability and the environment
    • Lesson 3 People, culture and society
    • Lesson 4 Production techniques and systems
    • Lesson 5 Assessment

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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