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    The Impact Of Today's Chefs On Food Choice

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Just about everything you're going to use today has been researched, designed and produced. Our modern way of life demands products to make our lives safer, easier, and more enjoyable and it's the designers and technologists who make sure that these products are available and fit for purpose. Design and Technology GCSE will see you investigating the world of design, and learning how technology enables the development and production of new design ideas.

Depending on the specialism you'll follow you could be working with Textiles,Food, Resistant Materials, Control Systems or Graphics, but in all of them you'll be learning how to identify a problem, research solutions, prototype a product and outline the ways in which it can be produced.

Assessment is completed by a mixture of coursework and examination. Marked by Teachers has a great range of D&T GCSE essay answers which can help you gain valuable insight into how toprepare for those examinations. D&T GCSE is obviously a great preparation for going on to do the subject at Advanced level and it is also a useful GCSE to have if you are thinking of a career in Design or Engineering.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "Food shortages in Developing (less developed) countries are due at least as much to social and economic factors as they are to physical disasters" Discuss this view using a range of examples.

    "In conclusion to this I believe that if the governments are set up in a way that will act quickly and have the resources to act in a responsive manner to solving the problem, there will not be a problem of famine, even if there is food shortages one year. Therefore in response to the comment which this essay is set around I agree that it is as much down to the social and economic issues, as it is down to a physical disaster that causes food shortages in a country. Mark Johnston 01/05/2007 1"

  • Using SWOT, PEST, five forces and the Porters Value Chain, I will assess The McDonald Fast food Chain Organisation.

    "On the whole customer loyalty is still very much there. Despite its problems it still serves 46 million people a day in 30,000 restaurants in 125 countries. But one thing is certain. If the burger 'n' fries chain has a future, it won't be burgers 'n' fries.For Mcdonalds to develop further it needs to invest (R&D) in the research of low fat foods. Keep out of countries that dislike USA. It needs to focus more on the countries where it makes substantial profit like the USA and Europe. But most of all it needs to put money in the work force. It needs to go back in advertising and market the good foods they have and will have. It's been a while since I have seen an advert on TV or a Billboard. It is time to comeback. It needs educators specialising in Nutrition, to spread the news about the health foods they are starting to provide. They need to help the environment to tarnish up their image and to show what measures they are going to, to satisfy more concious and a healthy customer. On top of all this, it still needs to be darn cheap."

  • Compare and Contrast M.E.D.C's and L.E.D.C's. Ethiopia and United Kingdom.

    "In conclusion, I can say that, the United Kingdom is definitely more economically developed compared to Ethiopia. We may think we have life hard in England, but that is nothing compared to the struggles and hardships of Ethiopian civilians. Ethiopia is most definitely a Less Economically Developed Country. By Samantha Espin. 9A."

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