Graphic Products

Year 10 Graphic Products

Course title: Graphic Products  GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 4550
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 60% of total GCSE qualification
Examination = 40 % of total GCSE qualification  Students produce coursework that consists of a design folder and series of 3D made products. Students will sit a formal two hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11.

2016-17

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                                            Drawing Techniques:

• 3rd angle orthographic projection – scale, conventions, dimensions

• Perspective drawing – constructed, sketched

• Isometric drawing – constructed, sketched, use of crate, underlay, grids, etc.

Opportunities can be taken here to develop skills and knowledge in:

• Colour rendering, line enhancement, shadowing, texturing

• The use of CAD

• Use of different colour techniques – wet and dry media.

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Design Project: Logo

Opportunities can be taken here to develop skills and knowledge in:

• Research techniques, access to and types of source material

• Analysing information

• Writing a specification

• Sketching and colour techniques

• The language of colour

• Commercial printing methods

• The use of CAD software to create a logo

3 (7 weeks) Design Project: Logo continued

• Methods of recording the use of CAD to create a logo-screenshots, digital evidence

• Evaluation of outcome (market research)

• Exploration of possible application of logo to promotional products.

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Design & Make Project: Packaging

Making – students then take the opportunity to apply their logo to an existing package (database), stationary, point of sale thereby allowing practice of modelling skills, creativity and the production of a good quality outcome.

Product disassembly and analysis – students to disassemble an existing commercial package and carry out a reasoned analysis with reference to the following criteria:

• Materials used

• Method of manufacture – batch, printing, finish

• Method of construction – crash bottom, tabs, locking methods

• Colours used – colour language

• Environmental/social issues – sustainability/planned obsolescence/the ‘6 Rs’.

• Statutory requirements

• QA checks – registration marks, colour bars

• CAD/CAM

• Function, form, fitness for purpose

• Client/market

• Health and safety

3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) GCSE coursework: Analysis, Research

• Discrimination shown when selecting and acquiring relevant research that will promote originality in designing

• Excellent understanding and analysis of the design context

• Detailed analysis of relevant existing products or systems undertaken related to design intentions

• Comprehensive analysis of relevant and focused research undertaken

• Clear and specific design criteria identified, reflecting the analysis undertaken

• Target market identified and the intended consumer/user profiled

27th April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) GCSE coursework: Research continued, Specification, Initial designs started

• Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research

• A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned approach, adopted throughout

• The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the design proposals

• Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques and modelling (including CAD where appropriate) in order to produce a final design solution

• Appropriate materials/ingredients and components selected with full regard to their working properties

• Fully detailed and justified product/manufacturing specification taking full account of the analysis undertaken

Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2017-18

Half term         Key content
1 GCSE coursework: Initial designs completed
2 GCSE coursework: Design development, Planning making
3 GCSE coursework: Making, Evaluation, Final submission
4 Exam preparation
5 Exam preparation

Year 11 Graphic Products 2016/2017

Course title: Graphic Products  GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 4550
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 60% of total GCSE qualification

Examination = 40 % of total GCSE qualification  

Students produce coursework that consists of a design folder and series of 3D made products. Students will sit a formal two hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11.

2016-17

Half term Key content – higher
1 (7 weeks)                            GCSE coursework: Initial designs completed

  •  Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research
  • A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned
  • approach, adopted throughout
  • The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental
  • and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the
  • design proposals

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December

2 (7 weeks) GCSE coursework: Design development, Planning making

  • • Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques and modelling (including CAD where appropriate) in order to produce a final design solution
  •  Appropriate materials/ingredients and components selected with full regard to their working properties
  • Fully detailed and justified product/manufacturing specification taking full accountof the analysis undertaken
3 (7 weeks) GCSE coursework: Making, Evaluation, Final submission

  • Final outcome(s) shows a high level of making/modelling/finishing skills and accuracy
  • Selected and used appropriate tools, materials and/or technologies including, where appropriate, CAM correctly, skilfully and safely
  • Worked independently to produce a rigorous and demanding outcome
  • Quality controls are evident throughout the project and it is clear how accuracy has been achieved.
  • Detailed testing and evaluation as appropriate throughout the designing and making process taking account of client/user or third party opinion
  • All aspects of the final outcome have been tested against the design criteria and/or the product/manufacturing specification
  •  Evaluate and justify the need for modifications to the product and consideration given as to how the outcome might need to be modified for commercial production

9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening

4 (6 weeks) Exam preparation
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks) Exam preparation

Year 12 2016/2017

Course title: Product Design: Graphic Products   Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 8GR01
OR
Course title: Product Design: Resistant Materials   Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 8RM01
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 60% of AS qualification
Exam = 40%  of AS qualification Students produce coursework that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products.Students produce coursework in every lesson throughout the year up until the final deadline at the end of Term 4. A minimum of one lesson per week is spent on exam preparation/ theory work.
Half term Key Content
1 (7 weeks)                                             Coursework production: Product Analysis

Performance analysis & Materials and components

  • Students have to fully justify key technical specification points that relate to form, function, user requirements, performance requirements, materials and/or component requirements, scale of production and costs.  
  • Students have to compare and contrast one other existing similar product using the technical specification.

17th October data Year 12  collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Coursework production: Product Analysis

Manufacture  & Quality

  • Students have to evaluate, using advantages and disadvantages, the selection of the manufacturing processes used in their products.
  • Students must suggest one alternative method of production that could have been used in the manufacture of the product.
  • Students must describe the impact on the environment of using the processes identified in the production of the product.
3 (7 weeks) Coursework production: Design work

Design and development

  • Students must present alternative ideas that are workable, realistic and detailed and which fully address the design criteria.
  • Students must produce ideas that demonstrate a detailed understanding of materials, processes and techniques.
  • Students produce a final design proposal that is significantly different and improved compared to any previous alternative design ideas.
  • Modelling is undertaken through the use of traditional materials or 2D and/or 3D computer simulations and it is used to test important aspects of the final design proposal.
  • The final design proposal is evaluated objectively against the design criteria in order to fully justify the design decisions taken.

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

4 (6 weeks) Coursework production: Design & Making work, Testing

Production plan, Making and Testing

  • Students produce a detailed production plan that considers stages of production in the correct sequence, realistic time scales and deadlines for the scale of production.
  • A selection of a range of appropriate materials and processes is evaluated
  • Students must demonstrate high quality making skills and techniques in the production of their final prototype model/s.
  • Students must show accuracy and precision when working with a variety of materials, processes and techniques.
  • High-level safety awareness is evident throughout all aspects of manufacture.
  • Students must describe and justify a range of tests carried out to check the performance or quality of the product(s) against their made product/s.
  • Students use Third-party testing (questionnaires etc.).

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

5 (5 weeks) Exam Preparation
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
6 (7 weeks)              Exam Preparation, start of A2 coursework production planning

Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

 

Year 13 – 2016/2017

Course title: Product Design: Graphic Products   Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 8GR01
OR
Course title: Product Design: Resistant Materials   Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 8RM01
How will students be assessed?
Coursework = 60% of A2 qualification
Exam = 40%  of A2 qualification Students produce coursework that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products.Students produce coursework in every lesson throughout the year up until the final deadline at the end of Term 4. A minimum of one lesson per week is spent on exam preparation/ theory work.
Half term Key Content
1 (7 weeks)                               Coursework production: Research and analysis, Product specification

  • Students engage with an external client and produce detailed analysis of their chosen problem
  • Students produce research that is selective and focuses on the needs identified in the analysis
  • Students produce a specification with specification points that are realistic, technical and measurable.
  • Student’s specifications fully justify points developed from research in consultation with client/user-group.
  • The student’s coursework have to show sustainability of resources are realistically considered and relevant when developing specification points.

17th October data Year 13 collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Coursework production: Design and the development of a final solution

  • Students present alternative ideas that are realistic, workable and detailed.
  • Students produce design Ideas that demonstrate detailed understanding of materials, processes and techniques supported by research information.
  • Client/user-group feedback is investigated and shown.
  • Development is used to produce a final design proposal that is significantly different and improved compared to any previous alternative design ideas.
  • A final design proposal is presented that includes technical details of materials and/or components, processes and techniques.
  • Modelling to scale using traditional materials or 2D and/or 3D computer simulations is used to test important aspects of the final design proposal against relevant design criteria.
  • Client/user-group feedback is used for final modifications.

17th November Year 13 Reports Released
Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December

3 (7 weeks) Coursework production: Planning & Making

  • Produce a detailed production plan that considers the main stages of manufacture in the correct sequence appropriate to the scale of production.
  • Realistic and achievable time-scales and deadlines are evidenced for the scale of production.
  • Quality and safety checks are shown and justified.
  • Display a detailed understanding of the working properties of materials used with justification for their selection.
  • Display a justified understanding of the use of manufacturing processes.
  • Produce a high-quality product that matches all aspects of the final design proposal and functions fully.

Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
Mock Exam A-Level Component 1: Language Variation

4 (6 weeks) Coursework production: Design & Making work, Testing
Production plan, Making and Testing Students must

  • Produce a detailed production plan that considers stages of production in the correct sequence, realistic time scales and deadlines for the scale of production.
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding and justified selection of a range of appropriate materials and processes.
  • Demonstrate demanding and high quality making skills and techniques.
  • Show accuracy and precision when working with a variety of materials, processes and techniques.
  • High-level safety awareness is evident throughout all aspects of manufacture.
  • Describe and justify a range of tests carried out to check the performance or quality of the product(s) against their made product/s.
  • Used Third-party testing.

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

5 (5 weeks) Exam Preparation

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
Mock Exam: Child Language Acquisition#

6 (7 weeks)              Exam Preparation