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

    NEA

     

     

     

     

     

    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

    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, emerging technologies, Design – Form over Function

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Coursework & Theory

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

    Final Product & coursework portfolio

    Mock Exam

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

     

    FINAL EXAM

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    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