The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 13 Product Design Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Skills
    1
    Coursework
     
     
     
     
     
    Product Design theory; Design and Manufacture
    Ideas, development and planning for manufacture
     
     
     
     
    Materials and Components
    Working with technology. Trialling and testing materials and processes including CAD and CAM (laser cutting and / or 3D printing)
    2
    Coursework 
     
     
     
     
    Product Design theory
    Making the product.
    Workshop based machinery and CAD CAM incorporation
     
    Processes and manufacture
    Working directly with materials, tools and equipment
    Spring Term
     
     
     
    1
    Coursework
     
     
     
     
    Product Design theory
    Making the product.
    Workshop based machinery and CAD CAM incorporation
     
    Processes and manufacture
    Working directly with materials, tools and equipment
    2
    Coursework
    Testing and evaluating the manufactured product. Consumer research / testing
    Working directly with materials, tools and equipment
    Summer Term
     
     
     
    Recap exam topics
    Exam technique
    1
    Revision
    Exam technique
    Past papers
    2

    Assessments: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Coursework
     
    Theory
    Research analysis, spec Ideas and
    knowledge tests
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    Coursework
     
    Theory
    Final Product
    Coursework portfolio
    Mock Exam
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    N/A
    N/A

    Main Resources: 

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    AQA AS/A2 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