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Product Design

Product Design an optional subject for students at Key Stage 4 and sixth form.  At Key Stage 4 it attracts a range of students who have enjoyed the Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3.  At sixth form Product Design attracts students with a keen interest in the subject; with a number of students continuing to study engineering, design or architecture based courses at university.


KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Autumn Term

  • Practical assessment of skills.
  • Batch production through a team
  • Based practical project

Spring term

  • Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks)
  • Product Analysis and Development
  • Evolution of Product Design

Summer Term

  • Selection of Controlled Assessment Task,
  • Exploration of context and brief with primary project research

Year 11

Autumn Term

  • Controlled Assessment
  • (Design idea development and modelling)

Spring Term

  • Controlled Assessment (coursework project)
  • Revision for summer exam.

Summer Term

  • Revision

Useful links and websites

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-product-design-4555

http://www.technologystudent.com/

Assessment information

AQA Product Design – 4555


KEY STAGE 5

Year 12

Autumn Term

  • Selection of Project for Controlled Assessment Task,
  • Design creation and development
  • Modelling throughout a variety of material areas and development of a design solution
  • Materials, Components and Application

Spring Term

  • Production of Lighting Design
  • Design and Market Influences

Summer Term

  • Processes and Manufacture
  • Revision

Year 13

Autumn Term

  • Selection of Project for Controlled Assessment Task
  • Development of design ideas through modelling
  • Design and Market Influences

Spring Term

  • Production and evaluation of final product.
  • Processes and Manufacture

Summer Term

  • Revision

Useful links and websites

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-3d-2550

http://www.technologystudent.com/

Assessment information

AQA Product Design - 2550