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Year 10 GCSE Product Design Graphics Curriculum

 GCSE Product Design - Graphics

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1

Energy consumption, emerging technologies, smart modern materials, mechanical devices, electronic systems, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Theory based work with focused practical tasks.

Practical and analysis skills.

2

Polymers, fabrics, fibres, timbers and structures. Past and present designers and design strategies.

Theory based work with focused practical tasks.

Practical and analysis skills.

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

Specialist material area.

Theory based work with focused practical tasks.

Practical and analysis skills.

2

Specialist material area.

Theory based work with focused practical tasks.

Practical and analysis skills.

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

Mini contextual challenge.

Research & analysis to GCSE format.

Investigation work to analyse a set problem.

2

Contextual challenge NEA.

Investigation, specification and design.

Specification and initial ideas for chosen contextual challenge.

Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

All work covered in term 1 and 2.

Terminology test and exam practice questions.

Spring Term

 

 

CAT 2

Specialist material area.

Terminology test and exam practice questions.

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 3

End of Year exam.

End of year exam based on all areas of study.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term

Text books

Edexcel GCSE Design & Technology.

All

Recommended websites

www.technologystudent.com

BBC Bitesize

Focuselearning.co.uk

All

Equipment

Pens, pencils, Ruler, calculator, USB memory stick

All

Enrichment opportunities:

Activity

Day and time or term

Project ‘Catch up’ time

Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher.

 

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