Following our previous post about the Ofqual D&T GCSE consultation, this post provides links to our response to the DfE consultation, which concerns the subject content of the revised GCSE in Design & Technology for first teaching in 2016.
We have provided two versions of our response: The first is simply a copy of our response to the DfE with just the personal details removed, as a Word Document or as a PDF. The second is a redraft as notes that we think may be more helpful to colleagues, again as a Word document or as a PDF.
We hope colleagues will find one or other of these documents useful in formulating their own responses. We are very happy, if you agree with our points, for you to simply use our text, or for you to use it as a starting point for your own comments.
The important thing is that the DfE get a lot of responses!
You can respond in any of the ways described below. Note the closing date of Thursday, 20th November 2014.
How to respond
The consultation website is here.
The D&T consultation document is available here.
Completed responses should be sent to the address shown below by 5:00pm on 20 November 2014
Send by post to:
Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London
Send by e-mail to: GCSEandAlevelSeptember.CONSULTATION@education.gsi.gov.uk
Online response form for this consultation can be found from: https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations