At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
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  • Product Design

    At GCSE, students study AQA Product Design. Students select their own project from a short list sent by the exam board; this allows students to complete course work tailored to their best abilities.

    The course work makes up 60% of the GCSE, but a two hour exam counts for 40% of the GCSE, so the students must thoroughly know their theoretical part of the syllabus. As the GCSE course starts in Year 9, a lot of time is spent on bringing up skills to a high standard. This is done through various projects and focussed tasks which are designed to encourage creativity, originality and flair.