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Year 10 Curriculum Information - Design & Technology: Product Design
Examination board.


Subject outline.

This course has been designed to encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Packaging, labelling and instructions are encouraged as part of the complete design proposal and advertising, points of sale, etc can be used to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability. Students will be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible as the specification seeks to build upon the multimedia approach of the previous Product Design specification.

Topics Covered.

Students will develop their skills through the following activities in the initial two terms:

  • Introduction to new project
  • Initial research into design movements and influential designers in the design industry in the form of visual and written pieces of work
  • Product evaluation of an existing product
  • Specification
  • Questionnaire and evaluation on potential end users/clients
  • Initial design ideas
  • Development of design ideas
  • Making prototypes in card
  • Developmental drawings and model making
  • Final design ideas and presentation
  • Making – practical skills – final product
  • IT based learning 2D Design and Sketch – up
  • Product evaluation on final design both for sketch book and practical making

Students will receive structured and detailed feedback every three weeks on how to improve and move forward. They will also receive separate targets to enable them to meet the requirements of the course. Verbal feedback is always given throughout lessons and should be recorded on their verbal feedback sheet for reference.

Special Requirements/Equipment

Students should always arrive with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a selection of coloured pencils. Students will always be informed of special requirements as and when necessary. During the course students may be required to provide materials for the practical sessions and must be organised and responsible for ensuring they have the correct materials for their requirements.

Home Learning

Home learning is set and marked in line with the whole school policy. Templates exemplars and supporting materials are available for reference and use where necessary to complete the necessary coursework based independent study.

Reading List

Each area has a selection of text books used to support classroom delivery.

Useful Websites

GCSE Bitesize.

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