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Students study AQA Product Design (DT), as a 3 year GCSE course.

3 year GCSE course

TERM

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

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Students develop basic skills in designing, making and evaluating, investigating material properties of wood and plastic through mini projects.

Students develop an understanding of folder layout, documentation, and assessment criteria, creating evidence of:

-       Investigating & Research

-       Designing

-       Making

-       Evaluation

-       Effective Communication

 

Students expand and refine their use of resistant materials through metal, wood and plastic projects, and traditional and CAD/CAM designing and making techniques.

Students build on their understanding of the subject, creating evidence of:

-       Investigating & Research

-       Designing

-       Making

-       Evaluation

-       Effective Communication

Students also practice for the Y11 Mock and Final Exams.

Coursework- Students produce a final product and design folder which provides evidence of:

-       Investigating & Research

-       Designing

-       Making

-       Evaluation

-       Effective Communication

Term 2- Mock Exam.

Term 3 - Students complete coursework and begin revising for the Final Exam, covering materials and processes used in Product Design, and practising visual design questions.

Term 4 – Final Exam 

Unit 1: Written Exam (40%) of grade).

Unit 2: Course Work Folder and Finished Product (60% of grade).

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Y11 Coursework Project begins.

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N.B. All students are expected to look after their work in a display folder (A3 size, these can be purchased from school for £7). All students are also responsible for having their own USB stick to record any digital work.

The teacher records feedback on a yellow Target Sheet, with written strengths and targets, and an end of term grade indicated on the assessment rubric for that term.

Every student is given an A4 A&D&T Diary, in which they can keep their yellow Target Sheets, any other handouts, and make notes of any information in lesson time or during their home study time.

There are also lunchtime and after school clubs that students are welcome to attend – even if needed to support the completion of their home learning tasks.  Student just need to ask their A&D&T teacher when these clubs are.