The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 Product Design Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Skills
    1
    Product Design theory
    Ergonomics and design influences
     
    Materials and components
    Understanding interaction with our environments
    2
    Product Design theory
    Processes and Manufacture
    Working with technology. Trialling and testing materials and processes including CAD and CAM 
    Spring Term
     
     
     
    1
    Product Design theory
    Design and Market influences
    Working directly with materials, tools and equipment
    2
    Product Design theory
    Testing and evaluating the manufactured product
     
    Exam technique
    Past papers
     
     
     
    Recap exam topics
    Exam technique
    Summer Term
     
     
    1
    Revision
    Exam technique
    Past papers
    2
    Commence coursework
    Personal design brief

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Materials, components and construction 
    Development, prototypes and knowledge tests of material, components and construction
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    Exam questions 
    Materials, components and construction 
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    Exam questions
    Materials, components and construction 

    Main Resources:

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    Edexcel A Level Product Design
     
    All
    Recommended reading
    Eco Design
    Concept Design
    Ergonomic Design
    All
    Recommended Software
    Solidworks
     
     
    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity
    Day and time or term
    Coursework ‘Catch up’ and improvement time
    Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher