Product Design

Curriculum Information

Year 12 A Level Product Design 2018/2019

Course title: Product Design Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 9DT0
How will students be assessed?
Principles of Design and Technology= Exam that is 50% of the qualification

A two and a half hour exam with the use of a calculator. The paper includes calculations, short-open and open-response questions, as well as extended-writing questions focused on:

  • Analysis and evaluation of design decisions and outcomes, against a technical principle, for prototypes made by others
  • Analysis and evaluation of wider issues in design technology, including social, moral, ethical and environmental impacts.

Non Examined Assessment (NEA) = 50%  of the qualification

Students produce an NEA that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products. This work must be produced in consultation with a client.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks)  NEA production

Project research including client identification, interviews, questionnaires, and the production of a Specification.

Exam preparation

Topic 1 : Materials
Topic 4 : Digital Technologies 

2 (7 weeks) NEA production

Initial design work

 Exam preparation

Topic 1 : Materials
Topic 7 : Potential hazards and risk assessment

3 (6 weeks) NEA production

Initial design work completion & design development

Exam preparation

Topic 2 : Performance characteristics of materials

4 (5 weeks) NEA production

Design development & prototype model making

Exam preparation

Topic 3 Processes & techniques

5 (7 weeks) NEA production

Design development & prototype model making & working drawing

Topic 5 : Factors influencing the development of products

 Exam preparation

Topic 6 : Effects of technological development

6 (7 weeks) NEA production

Working drawing completion & planning the making

 Exam preparation

Topic 6 : Effects of technological development

 

 

 

Year 13 A Level Product Design 2018-2019

Course title: Product Design Exam board: Edexcel Specification code: 9DT0
How will students be assessed?
Principles of Design and Technology= Exam that is 50% of the qualification

A two and a half hour exam with the use of a calculator. The paper includes calculations, short-open and open-response questions, as well as extended-writing questions focused on:

  • Analysis and evaluation of design decisions and outcomes, against a technical principle, for prototypes made by others
  • Analysis and evaluation of wider issues in design technology, including social, moral, ethical and environmental impacts.

Non Examined Assessment (NEA) = 50%  of the qualification

Students produce an NEA that is comprised of a design folder along with a finished 3D made product or range of products. This work must be produced in consultation with a client.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks)  NEA production

Working drawing completion & planning the making

Exam preparation

Topic 8 : Features Of manufacturing Industries
Topic 9 : Designing for Maintenance and the cleaner environment

2 (7 weeks) NEA production

Product Manufacture

 No Exam preparation will take place during this half term

3 (6 weeks) NEA production

Product Manufacture completion
Evaluation and Testing submitted by the 8th March 2019

Exam preparation

Topic 10 : Current Legislation
Topic 11 :  Information handling, modelling and forward planning

4 (5 weeks) Exam preparation

Topic 12: Further processed and techniques
Practice papers and exam preparation work will begin

5 (7 weeks) Exam preparation

Practice papers and exam preparation work will continue