Product Design – Key Stage 5

Year 12

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Introduction to course – Structure and content.

1. PROD 2 Learning through Practice - Coursework project (Lighting)
2. PROD 1 - Materials, Components and Application
1. Research and Investigation
2. Analysis of task
3. Develop understanding of physical and mechanical properties of materials & components: timber, metal, plastic & composites.
4. Develop understanding of specific application of materials and components.
Autumn HT 21. PROD 2 Learning through Practice - Coursework project (Lighting)
2. PROD 1 - Materials, Components and Application
1. Design development
2. Modelling and testing
3. Develop understanding of the methods by which materials & components can be manipulated to manufacture products: Fabrication, Forming, Redistribution and Wasting methods.
Spring HT 11. PROD 2 Learning through Practice - Coursework project (Lighting)
2. PROD 1 - Materials, Components and Application
1. Manufacturing of final outcome
2. Use and apply a knowledge and understanding of broader issues for the designer; sustainability, manufacturing processes, ergonomics and anthropometric, inclusive design and consumer safety.
Spring HT 21. PROD 2 Learning through Practice - Coursework project (Lighting)
2. PROD 1 - Materials, Components and Application
1. Testing and Evaluation of final outcome
2. Revision and apply knowledge of Materials, Components and Application (PROD1) through completion of test and past papers.
Summer HT 11. PROD 2 Learning through Practice - Coursework project (Lighting)
2. Deadline & Submission of Project
3. Exam Prep/Revision
Revision and apply knowledge of Materials, Components and Application (PROD1) through completion of test and past papers.
Summer HT 21. PROD 3 Design and Manufacture - Coursework project (student own brief)
2. PROD 4 – Design in Practice
1. Investigation of potential design briefs.
2. Background research into suitable projects
3. The influence of design and technology in society
4. Role of the designer
5. Design methods