Cambridge Design and Technology Stage 6 [Workbook]

  • Arna Wesley, Dave Ellis, Michael McLean, Romalina Rocca
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 10 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781108799140

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Design and Technology: Stage 6 Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to offer the most current content available for the NSW Syllabus. It also includes a new Teacher Resource Package to offer even more valuable classroom support for teachers.

  • Fully revised and updated content encourages students to explore the latest production processes, engage with both popular and emerging technologies, and examine the impact of technological activity as they produce creative design solutions.
  • New case studies – including innovations in sustainability such as non-animal meat and the Seabin project for cleaner oceans – help students place design in context, understand the design process, and explore emerging technologies.
  • Practical and theoretical activities develop students’ analytical skills in evaluation, planning and decision-making, and provide additional guidance as they prepare for their major design project.
  • Valuable time-saving planning, classroom and assessment support for teachers in the Teacher Resource Package include suggested responses to textbook activities and workbook tasks, PowerPoints and teaching plans.

More great features:

  • Design and Technology: Stage 6 Second Edition continues to be the only comprehensive textbook and workbook series that covers the complete NSW Stage 6 syllabus.
  • This highly visual text has been written by a very experienced and creative author team who are experts in their field and across multiple business disciplines.
  • Chapter summaries and extension tasks include exam-style questions to help students fully prepare for their HSC exams.
  • Available as an optional bundle with the student text or for purchase separately, the workbook is both a study guide and workbook in print format. It offers a range of tasks to complement each chapter of the textbook as well as advice on the major design project, and sample exams to support students as they prepare for their final assessment.


Part 1: Preliminary
1 Design theory and practice
2 Design and production processes in domestic, community, industrial and commercial settings
3 The impact of design and technology activities on the individual, society and the environment
4 Investigating and experimenting with techniques
5 Using design processes
6 Using resources effectively and safely
7 Evaluating the processes and outcomes of designing and producing
8 Management techniques and tools
9 Communicating ideas and solutions
10 Research methods in the development and modification of design ideas
11 Investigating manufacturing and production processes
12 Computer-based technologies in designing and producing

Part 2: HSC
13 The factors affecting design and the development and success of design projects
14 Relating the practices and processes of designers and producers to the major design project
15 The influence of trends in society on design and production
16 The impact of design and innovation on society and the environment
17 The factors that influence innovation and the success of innovation
18 Using creative and innovative approaches in designing and producing
19 Identifying a need or opportunity and exploring ideas for design development
20 Selecting and using resources responsibly to realise a quality major design project
21 Evaluating the processes undertaken and the impact of the major design project
22 Managing the development of a quality major design project
23 Selecting and using appropriate research methods and communication techniques
24 Justifying activities undertaken in the major design project through the study of industrial and commercial practices
25 The emergence and impact of new technologies, and the factors affecting their development

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