Graphic Products

Year 11 GCSE Graphic Products 2017-18

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

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

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 account of the analysis undertaken

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

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

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Exam preparation

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (5 weeks) Exam preparation

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 12 – A Level Product Design

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 (7 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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) NEA production

Initial design work

 Exam preparation

Topic 1 : Materials
Topic 4 : Potential hazards and risk assessment

3 (5 weeks) NEA production

Initial design work completion & design development

Exam preparation

Topic 2 : Performance characteristics of materials
Topic 7 :  Potential hazards and risk assessment

1 Feb  Mock Exams

4 (6 weeks) NEA production

Design development & prototype model making

Exam preparation

Topic 2 Processes & techniques
Topic 7 Digital Technologies

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

8  March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) NEA production

Design development & prototype model making & working drawing

 Exam preparation

Topic 3 : Processes & techniques
Topic  5 : Factors influencing the development of products
Topic 6 : Effects of technological development

6 (7 weeks) NEA production

Working drawing completion & planning the making

 Exam preparation

Topic 3 : Processes & techniques
Topic  5 : Factors influencing the development of products
Topic 6 : Effects of technological development

 11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 13 Product Design: Graphic Products or Resistant Materials

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.

 18September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data 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.

12 December Parents’ Evening

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.

1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

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.

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Exam Preparation

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)              Exam Preparation