APDIG Respond to Design and Technology GCSE Consultation
The APDIG has submitted their response to the Department for Education's Consultation on the new Design and Technology GCSE curriculum.
Whilst the move to a single award (and not specialised) is welcome, concerns have been raised over the sharp decline in participation rates of the subject overall. The APDIG are also keen for the Department to recognise the complexity and diversity of contemporary design practice, no longer so heavily focused on the creation of a final product, but the process of iterative design and prototyping as a valued skillset in itself.
You can download a copy of the response here.