Product Design GCSE

Product Design GCSE

Examination Board: AQA

What will I do on this course?
This course encourages you to design and make quality products through a variety of practical activities using a range of materials and techniques. You will create an A3 evidence folder which will show the development of your product from initial designs to completed prototype.

You will build on the skills and prior knowledge taught in your previous schools and develop experience of a wide range of manufacturing techniques including CAD/CAM. You will learn to use the extensive range of equipment within the department to make in metal, plastic and
wood.

What courses or careers can this course lead to?
-Product Design at GCSE then AS/A2 level
-Product/Furniture design
-Architecture
-Engineer – mechanical, civil, aero etc.
-Surveyor
-CAD Technician/Modeller
-Teacher
-Product Research and development
-Interior design

How will I be assessed?
Year 9 is a foundation year, where skills will be enhanced through a series of projects, each with a different focus. The course consists of a series of design and make assignments in Y10 using a variety of materials and processes. Evidence in folders will be necessary for each
project and will be internally assessed.

In Y11 the controlled assessment will be part practical work in the form of a working product and an A3 paper-based evidence folder. This will form 50% of the total mark with a final exam worth 50% at the end of the course.

What skills do I need?
– Good level of 2D and 3D sketching skills
– Be prepared to work in both practical and theory lessons
– To be creative, innovative and have good workshop skills
– To be health and safety conscious at all times
– Ability to work independently

Where will I find more information?
Please contact Miss Plunkett in the Engineering Department.
eplunkett@utcsheffield.org.uk