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Year 13 Product Design Curriculum

YEAR 13 Product Design

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1

NEA.

 

 

Product Design theory and 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

NEA.

 

 

 

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

NEA

 

 

 

Product Design theory.

Making the product.

Workshop based machinery and CAD CAM incorporation.

Processes and manufacture.

Working directly with materials, tools and equipment.

2

NEA.

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.

Environmental influences, designing for maintenance, sustainability, life cycle, manufacturing systems, and emerging technologies.  Also, design – form over function.

Spring Term

 

 

CAT 2

Coursework & theory.

Laws and regulations, information handling, standards, critical path analysis and holistic product development.

Final product & coursework portfolio.

Mock exam.

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 3

 

Final exam.

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.

 

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