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Design and technology: product design

Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Demonstrate how to use different types of hand tools and workshop machinery safely
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic keyring using CAD/CAM: evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: timber

Term 1.2
  • Demonstrate how to work with a range of different materials including plastics and wood
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: plastics

Term 2.1
  • Demonstrate how to develop ideas into final designs
  • Demonstrate how to make professional products using hand tools and machinery safely
  • Demonstrate how to communicate ideas using sketches and annotations

Assessment:

  • Styrofoam modelling: developing ideas and making
  • Os and Xs: making and evaluating
  • Google for Doodle: communicating and developing ideas

Homework: Research task: design development task

Term 2.2
  • Demonstrate how to develop ideas into finished products
  • Demonstrate how to make accurate products using hand tools and workshop machinery safely
  • Demonstrate how to communicate ideas using sketches and annotations

Assessment:

  • Styrofoam modelling: developing ideas and making
  • Os and Xs: making and evaluating
  • Google for Doodle: communicating and developing ideas

Homework: Clock design task

Term 3.1
  • Demonstrate how to work with a range of different materials
  • Demonstrate how to design and develop 2D and 3D products
  • Evaluate products and suggest realistic improvements

Assessment:

  • Communicating ideas
  • Developing ideas
  • Making quality products
  • Evaluating products

Homework: Design development task

Term 3.2
  • Demonstrate how to work safely with a range of different materials
  • Demonstrate how to design and develop 2D and 3D products
  • Evaluate products and suggest realistic improvements

Assessment:

  • Communicating ideas
  • Developing ideas
  • Making quality products
  • Evaluating products

Homework: Evaluation task

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Demonstrate how to use different types of hand tools and workshop machinery safely
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic keyring using CAD/CAM: evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: paper and board

Term 1.2
  • Demonstrate how to work with a range of different materials including plastics and wood
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic keyring using CAD/CAM: evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: timber

Term 2.1
  • Demonstrate how to use hand tools and machinery to make a professional product
  • Demonstrate how to draw in one and two point perspective
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD for design work

Assessment:

  • Secret box: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic stand: design and making
  • Street corner: drawing skills
  • Google Sketchup: design and computer skills

Homework: Research task: plastics

Term 2.2
  • Demonstrate how to use hand tools and machinery to make a professional product
  • Demonstrate how to draw in one and two point perspective
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD for design work

Assessment:

  • Secret box: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic stand: design and making
  • Street corner: drawing skills
  • Google Sketchup: design and computer skills

Homework: Research task: metals

Term 3.1
  • Identify and explain the advantages of CAD/CAM
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD/CAM to make professional products
  • Demonstrate how to plan the making of a product logically

Assessment:

  • Alessi pinboard: making and evaluating
  • Cam toy: planning and making
  • CAD/CAM clock: planning and making
  • Blister packaging: communicating ideas and making

Homework: Research task: CAD/CAM

Term 3.2
  • Identify and explain the advantages of CAD/CAM
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD/CAM to make professional products
  • Demonstrate how to plan the making of a product logically

Assessment:

  • Alessi pinboard: making and evaluating
  • Cam toy: planning and making
  • CAD/CAM clock: planning and making
  • Blister packaging: communicating ideas and making

Homework: Research task: new and smart materials

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Demonstrate how to use different types of hand tools and workshop machinery safely
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic keyring using CAD/CAM: evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: paper and board

Term 1.2
  • Demonstrate how to work with a range of different materials including plastics and wood
  • Develop traditional and digital technical drawing and designing skills
  • Evaluate ideas/products and suggest improvements

Assessment:

  • Resources challenge: design and making
  • Acrylic keyring: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic keyring using CAD/CAM: evaluating
  • 2D design and mobile phone challenge: design and drawing skills

Homework: Research task: timber

Term 2.1
  • Demonstrate how to use hand tools and machinery to make a professional product
  • Demonstrate how to draw in one and two point perspective
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD for design work

Assessment:

  • Secret box: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic stand: design and making
  • Street corner: drawing skills
  • Google Sketchup: design and computer skills

Homework: Research task: plastics

Term 2.2
  • Demonstrate how to use hand tools and machinery to make a professional product
  • Demonstrate how to draw in one and two point perspective
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD for design work

Assessment:

  • Secret box: making and evaluating
  • Acrylic stand: design and making
  • Street corner: drawing skills
  • Google Sketchup: design and computer skills

Homework: Research task: metals

Term 3.1
  • Identify and explain the advantages of CAD/CAM
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD/CAM to make professional products
  • Demonstrate how to plan the making of a product logically

Assessment:

  • Alessi pinboard: making and evaluating
  • Cam toy: planning and making
  • CAD/CAM clock: planning and making
  • Blister packaging: communicating ideas and making

Homework: Research task: CAD/CAM

Term 3.2
  • Identify and explain the advantages of CAD/CAM
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD/CAM to make professional products
  • Demonstrate how to plan the making of a product logically

Assessment:

  • Alessi pinboard: making and evaluating
  • Cam toy: planning and making
  • CAD/CAM clock: planning and making
  • Blister packaging: communicating ideas and making

Homework: Research task: new and smart materials

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Explain the purpose of ACCESS FMM
  • Demonstrate an understanding of 20th Century design movements.
  • Understand why customer opinions are important when you are about to design a product.

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - research
  • Test - materials

Homework:

  • What is 'ACCESS FMM'?
  • Research three 20th Century design movements; what are the key features?
  • Revision; materials analysis; properties and uses.
Term 1.2
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of product analysis
  • Describe the purpose of a design criteria
  • Demonstrate flair and creativity when designing

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - research and design and development
  • Test - brand identity

Homework:

  • Product comparison; what could you use or ignore from your competitors?
  • Revision - brand Identity.
Term 2.1
  • Explain the function of an Evaluation Matrix
  • Demonstrate the development of your initial ideas
  • Describe how your final design has developed

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - design 
  • Test - product life cycle and environment

Homework:

  • How is your chosen design sustainable?
  • Revision - product life cycle and environment
Term 2.2
  • Explain the function of a manufacturing specification.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of computer aided design.
  • Describe the functions of 2D design.

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - design and development
  • Test; consumer protection

Homework:

  • Complete an orthographic drawing
  • Revision - consumer protection
Term 3.1
  • Demonstrate component analysis; through testing.
  • Demonstrate material analysis; through testing.
  • Explain the types of finishes on different types of materials.

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - design
  • Test; product analysis

Homework:

  • Essay; at what rate are materials developing in F1 racing and why?
  • Revision - product analysis
Term 3.2
  • Justify the use of a making diary during the manufacture.
  • Explain the use of risk assessments.
  • Explain the difference between quality control and quality assurance

Assessment:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - making
  • Test - packaging

Homework:

  • Essay; What are advantages and disadvantages of a risk assessment?
  • Revision - packaging

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Demonstrate health and safety awareness.
  • Explain the implications of poor health and safety.
  • Explain the links between health and safety incidents and CAM.

ASSESSMENT:

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - mak
  • Test; quality assurance and control

HOMEWORK:

  • Essay; how has the Health and Safety Act improved the manufacturing industry.
  • Revision; quality assurance and control
Term 1.2
  • Demonstrate how to use CAD and CAM together.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages CAD and CAM.
  • Demonstrate how to finish of a range of materials on a final product.

ASSESSMENT

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - making
  • Test; anthropometrics and ergonomics

HOMEWORK

  • Essay; Why are anthropometrics and ergonomics important when designing a product?
  • Revision; anthropometrics and ergonomics
Term 2.1
  • Explain why product testing is important.
  • Explain the advantages of an objective product test.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the design criteria and product testing.

ASSESSMENT

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - testing and evaluating
  • Test; CAD and CAM

HOMEWORK

  • Revision; CAD and CAM
Term 2.2
  • Explain why a product evaluation is important.
  • Explain the advantages of an objective product and processes evaluation.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the design criteria and product evaluation.

ASSESSMENT

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - testing and evaluating
  • Test; scale of production

HOMEWORK

  • Revision; scale of production
Term 3.1
  • Explain how your final product would change, or be influenced if it was to be mass-manufactured.
  • Explain the different scales of production, and how they could be implemented.
  • Explain the key features of a range 21st Century design movements.

ASSESSMENT

  • Coursework; assessment criteria - testing and evaluating
  • Test 1; scale of production
  • Test 2; design influences

HOMEWORK

  • Revision; scale of production
  • Revision; design influences
Term 3.2

End of course