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Design Technology

 

Final Year Design & Technology - Product Design Year 11

Term 1

 

OCR A551 Developing and Applying Design Skills -  CA

Working on Objective 3 - Generation of design proposals

Candidates will need to:

• generate and record the development of design proposals that are innovative and show flair and imagination

• consider user needs and issues when developing ideas

• consider aesthetics, ergonomics, function and the other design influences

• appraise design ideas for suitability, value and consequence

• identify, with reasons for selection/rejection, the chosen design proposal(s) for prototype manufacture

• use suitable communication techniques, including graphics and ICT, to develop and model design proposals and production systems

• use modelling to check on the feasibility of design ideas

Candidates may also:

• check that the design proposal meets legislative standards; consider patents and copyrights

• control the development of the product for manufacture and identify within the design proposals the resources needed for the prototype to be realised

• consider, using examples, those aspects of the design which could most easily be manufactured in quantity

• produce a final product specification.

 

• Begin OCR A553 Making, Testing and Marketing Products - CA

 

Term 2

 

OCR A553 Making, Testing and Marketing Products - CA

Objective 4: Prototype manufacture

Candidates will need to:

• make a 3D prototype using appropriate media; the prototype to have working features to demonstrate how the product will function

• complete a production log of the stages of making the product

• select and use the appropriate tools, equipment and processes effectively and safely to make products that match the specification

• use of tools and techniques to achieve precision

• use CAM where appropriate

• deploy a range of skills and techniques appropriate to the task, (CAD/CAM is a single skill), including those necessary to ensure realism of the prototype product

• prepare and use materials economically

• select and use appropriate pre-manufactured components

• be prepared to adapt working procedures in response to changing circumstances

• demonstrate clear understanding of safe working practices

 

Objective 5: Testing, evaluating and marketing products

Candidates will need to provide:

• a design concept page that includes details of the prototype product to be made and a related detailed specification

• evidence of testing and evaluation of the prototype product by a user/user group against the design criteria

• evidence of user/user-group feedback of the prototype product

• details of any review processes and necessary modifications to improve the final prototype product

• details of how the design prototype could be manufactured in quantity by either batch, repetitive flow, continual flow or other production system in the ‘real world’

• marketing presentation – ‘sales pitch’ – in an interesting way to bring the product to the attention of one of the following: (• a prospective manufacturer • a supplier • a company buyer • a retailer • an end user/user group • a consumer)

 

 

 

Term 3

 

Exam Preparation for:

A552 Designing and Making Innovation Challenge

A554 Designing Influences

 

Final Year Design & Technology - Resistant Materials Year 11

 

Currently awaiting information regarding this section.

 

Final Year BTEC Hospitality & Catering Year 11

 

Currently awaiting information regarding this section.

 

Year 9 DT/Food

Term 1- 3 - Half termly rotation

 

DT rotations

A mixture of Skills (practical, drawing) and theory

Short projects that develop skills in the design process. Information to follow soon in more detail by end of Summer. TR planning and writing up this.

 

 

 

AQA - Food Preparation and nutrition

Year 10

Term 1

 

1.Food, nutrition and health

2 Food science

Every week pupils will be cooking and building up food preparation skills.

 

Term 2

 

3.Food safety

4. Food choice

Pupils continue to cook and build up food preparation skills

 

 

Term 3

 

5. Food provenance

 

Pupils begin Practice Controlled Assessment projects.

 

Year 11

Term 1

 

Sept-Nov NEA (Non-examined Assessment task)

Task 1: Food investigation (30 marks) Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task.

 

Nov-Dec

Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks) Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than 3 hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

 

Term 2

 

Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks) Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than 3 hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

 

Begin revision and go over:

1.Food, nutrition and health

2 Food science

3.Food safety

4. Food choice

5. Food provenance

 

Term 3

 

Continue revision and go over:

1.Food, nutrition and health

2 Food science

3.Food safety

4. Food choice

5. Food provenance

 

 

Year 13 - Product Design ‘A’ Level

 

MAJOR PROJECT

 

Term 1

 

F523: Design, Make and Evaluate, candidates are required to produce a portfolio and product. The project is marked by the teacher, internally standardised within the centre and externally moderated by OCR.

 

Candidates are required to produce a coursework portfolio and product that fully demonstrates their designing, making and evaluation skills using creativity, flair and innovation and that can be assessed against the assessment criteria. The coursework consists of designing, making, and evaluating a product, a marketing presentation, and a review and reflection. This unit is intended to draw upon and develop skills learnt in other units.

 

Covering Content for F524: Product Design written paper (1 lesson per week)

This consists of two components. Candidates are able to select questions across the focus material areas if they wish.

Component 1:

The subject content of this unit is focused towards products and applications and their analysis in respect of:

• materials, components and their uses;

• manufacturing processes;

• industrial and commercial practices.

 

Component 2:

This section assesses the abilities of candidates to make immediate design responses to a given situation. It is intended to discriminate by identifying those candidates who can effectively use their experiences and knowledge in designing, making and evaluating.

 

 

Term 2

 

Continue with F523 and Prep for F524

 

Term 3

 

Prepare and Revise for F524


 

 

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