Year 10

What Will I Learn?

  • Principles of good design
  • Sustainability and design
  • Materials used in design (wood, metal, plastic and smart materials)
  • Tools and equipment
  • Health and safety in design
  • Trends in design
  • Several different drawing styles
  • Different planning tools
  • Recording the design process
  • Evaluating the design process

How Will I Be Assessed?

One pieces of controlled assessment UNIT – A561

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

  • Examining  an existing product
  • Investigate ‘Good design’
  • Design a range of products
  • Learn to plan efficiently
  • Learn different styles of drawing
  • Develop a two dimensional Product as far as prototyping
  • Evaluate the design process

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The principles of good designs and the skills are transferable to subsequent years.
These are skills that will lead into A level, on to higher / further education (building studies courses at College and mechanical / manufacturing / architecture  at university) to name just a few.

Year 11

What Will I Learn?

  • Producing a quality product
  • Quality assurance and  control
  • CAD/CAM
  • Prototyping
  • Levels of production
  • Different planning tools
  • Evaluating the product
  • Sustainability and design
  • Health and safety in the workplace

How Will I Be Assessed?

One pieces of controlled assessment UNIT – A563
Examination at the end of the year UNIT – A565

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

  • Using the principles of good design develop a three dimensional product of high quality.
  • Use both drawing skills and CAD/CAM to Develop and manufacture the product.
  • Develop a revision guide ready for the examination.
  • Presentational skills both drawing and verbal.

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The principles of good designs and the skills are transferable to subsequent years.
These are skills that will lead into A level, on to higher / further education (building studies courses at College and mechanical / manufacturing / architecture  at university) to name just a few.