We have been delivering this spec since the change around in 2009 and delighted with the first set of resultsthis year. A really well laid out, pragmatic spec. We moved from OCR who really appeared to lose the plot with their new specification. The controlled assesment part is really flexible and being able to deliver separate design and make tasks is excellent and makes the practical element much more managable, i.e. students can design one product and then all make something different. I still allow my more enthusiastic/able students to design and make their own product but most students are 'guided' towards making 'standard jobs'. This is brilliant as you can demonstrate one process and let the students get on with it, moreso there is also an ele,ent that if a student is stuck they can seek guidance from there peers. More often than not Y11 practical lessons are very productive with few students hanging around waiting for help.The text book available is also very useful.