Design & Technology: Product Design at KS5

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Course ID
OCR H406
Faculty
Design & Technology
Department
Design & Technology
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
C. Chandler, C. Roncarati
Head of Department
C. Chandler, C. Roncarati

This exciting course allows students to build upon skills learnt at KS4 in either D&T or Engineering GCSE.

It has a common core with D&T: Fashion and textiles and Design Engineering which includes: identifying requirements, learning from existing products and practices, implications of wider issues, design thinking and communication, material considerations and technical understanding, manufacturing processes and techniques, viability of design solutions and health and safety. Students will develop and learn knowledge and skills through small projects, theory lessons, product analysis and they will undertake an NEA (coursework) which will last approximately a year and will involve students researching a problem and designing and making a solution for it.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Exploring multi materials through a key fob project. Tea light lamp shade project – designing through modelling. Theory of materials and manufacturing. Mini projects.
Autumn 2 Manufacturing processes – practical applications. Ring project – learning 3D printing. Theory of materials and manufacturing. Mini projects.
Spring 1 Drawing skills. Desk lamp project – applying theory, drawing skills, modelling and CAD to lead to a practical outcome. Theory of materials and manufacturing. Mini projects.
Spring 2 Start NEA (coursework). Includes identifying possible problem areas, primary users and stakeholders. Theory of materials and manufacturing. NEA
Summer 1 NEA (coursework). Includes relevant primary and secondary research, key requirements and initial thoughts. Theory of wider issues. NEA
Summer 2 NEA (coursework). Includes relevant primary and secondary research, key requirements, initial thoughts and development. Theory of wider issues. Prep for Year 12 exam. NEA.
Year 12 exam.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 NEA (coursework).
Development of design work and modelling.
Theory through product analysis.
NEA
Autumn 2 NEA (coursework).
Final development model made, final design / technical specification produced. Plan for making.
Exam preparation – analysing questions.
NEA
Spring 1 NEA (coursework).
Making of final outcome.
Testing and evaluating final product.
Modifications and marketing suggested.
NEA
‘A’ Level mock exam.
Spring 2 NEA (coursework). Complete all work. Improvements made.
Recap and review theory work covered over the course.
NEA
Summer 1 Exam preparation through questions and product analysis.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Technology Student; How It’s Made YouTube channel. OCR Design and Technology for AS/A Level; My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A level Design and Technology: Product Design Science Museum; Design Museum; any technological events e.g. The Big Bang. Lunchtime and after school clubs that support classwork. Robotics Club;
F1 for Schools; CAD support at lunchtimes and after school.

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Technology Student; How It’s Made YouTube channel. OCR Design and Technology for AS/A Level; My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A level Design and Technology: Product Design Science Museum; Design Museum; any technological events e.g. The Big Bang. Lunchtime and after school clubs that support classwork. Robotics Club;
F1 for Schools; CAD support at lunchtimes and after school.

 

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