KS5 Produect Design (3D Design)

KS5 Product Design

What does the course involve?

Year 12

Students will cover the first 7 topics of the external assessment. (Please see below). Students will build up their skills on three mini design and make projects to prepare them for their internal assessment beginning in the summer term.

Year 13

Students cover topics 8‐12 and consolidate the first 7 to prepare for their external assessment. Students will independently work on a design and make project of their product choice.

How is the course assessed?

External Assessment:

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 50% of the qualification

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology

Content overview: Topic 1: Materials. Topic 2: Performance characteristics of materials. Topic 3: Processes and techniques. Topic 4: Digital technologies. Topic 5: Factors influencing the development of products. Topic 6: Effects of technological developments. Topic 7: Potential hazards and risk assessment. Topic 8: Features of manufacturing industries. Topic 9: Designing for maintenance and the cleaner environment. Topic 10: Current legislation. Topic 11: Information handling, Modelling and forward planning. Topic 12: Further processes and techniques. Assessment overview

Internal Assessment:

Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project (Paper code: 9DT0/02)

Non‐examined assessment 50% of the qualification

Content overview

  • Students individually and/or in consultation with a client/end user identify a problem and design context.
  • Students will develop a range of potential solutions which include the use of computer aided design and evidence of modelling.
  • Students will be expected to make decisions about the designing and development of the prototype in conjunction with the opinions of the client/end user.
  • Students will realise one potential solution through practical making activities with evidence of project management and plan for production.
  • Students will incorporate issues related to sustainability and the impact their prototype may have on the environment
  • Students are expected to analyse and evaluate design decisions and outcomes for prototypes/products made by themselves and others
  • Students are expected to analyse and evaluate of wider issues in design technology, including social, moral, ethical and environmental impacts. Assessment overview
  • The investigation report is internally assessed and externally moderated.
  • Students will produce a substantial design, make and evaluate project which consists of a portfolio and a prototype
  • The portfolio will contain approximately 40 sides of A3 paper (or electronic equivalent) the topic will be chosen by the student to meet a need they have recognised.

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