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This syllabus is available worldwide for examination in November. It aims to develop the skills of problem-solving, designing and graphic communication. Learners have the opportunity to develop their own ideas as they produce a design portfolio in response to a design situation. This may involve work in two or three dimensions, so learners utilise a range of views and perspectives for use in everyday design areas. Particular examples might include products, packaging, symbols, logos, signs, etc.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level Design and Communication (7048). The last examination for this subject will be November 2021 (there is no option for candidates to resit after this date). You may want to consider Cambridge IGCSE Design & Technology (0445) as a possible alternative. We communicated this withdrawal decision to schools in May 2021.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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