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Product Design KS4

Product Design

YEAR

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KEY STAGE 4

GCSE Edexcel

9

 

7 lessons a fortnight

Core Content: Introduction to material categories

Metals

Papers and Boards

Plastics

Fibres and Textiles

Timbers

Product Designer  Case Study:

Product Development

Re Design

Different Types of design (Graphics, Textiles, RM, Architecture)

Design and Make Project

(Practice Folder Work)

Developing Coursework Skills

Design and Make Project

(Practice Folder Work)

Developing Coursework Skills

Core Content:

Introduction Impact of New technologies

Energy generation

Smart and Composite materials

Mechanical devices

Electronic systems

Programmable components

Specialist Subject:

Graphics/ Resistant Materials

Theory and small practical projects.

10

5 lessons a fortnight

Core Content:

RECAP

Impact of New technologies

Energy generation

Smart and Composite materials

Mechanical devices

Electronic systems

Programmable components

Core Content: RECAP

Metals

Papers and Boards

Plastics

Fibres and Textiles

Timbers

 

Core Content:

Design and Technological Practice

Design Context

Challenges that influence design

Investigate Product Designers

Design strategies

Communication Techniques

Specialist Subject:

Graphics/ Resistant Materials

Theory and small practical projects.

Skill Building and Practice for Coursework.

Presentation

Design Communication

Drawing

2D/ 3D CAD CAM

Product Analysis

Specification

Coursework Design Brief and Contexts released:

Begin Folder work

Mock Exam

11

5 lessons a fortnight

Design and Make Coursework:

Folder Work and Final Product

Design and Make Coursework:

Folder Work and Final Product

Mock Exam

Core Content:

Revisiting key topics and specialist subjects

 Mock Exam

Core Content:

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

Core Content:

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

Core Content:

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

KEY STAGE 5

AQA As/A Level

12

 

8 lessons a fortnight

Core Content for Exam:

Materials and their Applications

Classification and testing of materials

 

Core Content for exam:

Properties and characteristics of woods, metals, textiles, papers and boards, plastics

Smart and modern materials

Mock Exam

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Fixings and adhesives

Jigs and fixtures

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Use of finishes on different materials

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Modern Industrial and commercial practice

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Digital design and manufacture

13

8 lessons a fortnight

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Requirements for product design and development

Coursework: Design and Make Project

Folder work and final product

Mock Exam

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

 Health and Safety

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Maintenance, repair, disposal

Enterprise

Design Communication

Design and Making Principles

Cultural Changes

Design Process

Mock Exam

LEARNING CORE CONTENT:

Critical Analysis and evaluation

Selecting tools

Accuracy in design

Responsible design

Design for manufacture

Revision/preparing for

the written paper

Revision/ preparing for the written paper

Revision/ preparing for the written paper