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Product Design

KS4 

Course: 

Y10 Content 

Y10 Key Assessment 

Y11 Content 

Y11 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

New and emerging technologies 3.1.1 

Design Strategies 3.3.4 

Communication of design ideas 3.3.5 

Energy generation and storage 3.1.2 

Systems approach to designing 3.1.4 

Mechanical devices 3.1.5 

Developments in new materials 3.1.3 

Examination Question Long answer. 

 

 

 

Pencil Box Design and Make. 

NEA Coursework portfolio and design development. 

NEA folder completion 

 

 

Examination questions 

Autumn 2 

Materials and their working properties 3.1.6 

Selection of materials or components 3.2.1 

Using and working with materials 3.2.5 

Communication of ideas 3.3.5 

Ecological and social footprint 3.2.3 

Using and working with materials 3.2.5 

Sources and origins 3.2.4 

Stock forms types and sizes 3.2.6 

Scales of production 3.2.7 

Investigation, primary and secondary data 3.3.1 

Specialist techniques and processes 3.2.8 

Material Management 3.3.9 

Examination Question Long / Short answer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CADCAM Toy project 

NEA project manufacture. 

NEA folder completion 

 

 

Examination questions 

Spring 1 

Specialist techniques and processes 3.2.8 

Material management 3.3.9 

Tolerances 3.3.8 

Surface treatments and finishes 3.2.9 

Forces and stresses 3.2.2 

The work of others 3.3.3 

Selection of materials or components 3.2.1 

Selection of materials or components 3.2.1 

Design strategies 3.3.4 

Communication of design ideas 3.3.5 

Investigation, primary and secondary data 3.3.1 

 

 

Metal man Project 

 

 

Examination Question Long / Short answer. 

 

NEA Coursework. 

NEA final manufacture and hand in of coursework. 

Spring 2 

Environmental, social and economic challenge 3.3.2 

Prototype development 3.3.6 

Tolerances 3.3.8 

Specialist tools and equipment 3.3.10 

Specialist techniques and processes 3.3.11 

Using and working with materials 3.2.5 

 

Examination Question Long / Short answer. 

 

 

 

 

Mini NEA Lighting Project. 

Revision for examination begins using revision booklets 

Examination Question Long / Short answer. 

 

Summer 1 

Using and working with materials 3.2.5 

Scales of production 3.2.7 

Specialist techniques and processes 3.2.8 

 

NEA Planning Brief/Research 

 

Revision Booklets 

Examination Question Long / Short answer. 

 

Summer 2 

NEA Coursework Project. 

Completion of project folder: 

Task Analysis 

Brief / Client Analysis 

Research 

Preliminary Design. 

 

 

 

KS3 Rotation content for the Acrylic Clock Project 

  

Key Areas/Tasks 

AFL 

Lesson 1 

Introduction to Technology 

Project introduction - Booklets 

Health & Safety explanation. 

Key words and literacy focus. 

Introduction Acrylic and hand tools. 

FPT introduction – Practical 

Questioning.  

Teacher assessment of use of tools. 

Lesson 2 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Understanding different types of cutting tool/Saws and files (draw and cross filing) 

Correct handling of tools and materials/ How to manipulate acrylic  

Continue of cutting and shaping. 

FPT cut and shape  

Work log - Evaluation. 

Pupil peer and self-assessment. 

Teacher assessment of use of tools. 

Lesson 3 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Tolerances – 1mm, 2mm. 

Demo of pillar drill/safety and use. 

Plastic properties. 

How to manipulate acrylic – brittle/vice use, marks on acrylic/soft jaws. 

FPT cut and shape use of wet and dry edges. 

Teacher mark. 

Peer marking.  

Teacher/self-assessment of measurement/accuracy. 

Use exemplar on desks. 

Lesson 4 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Generate ideas for clock. 

Develop the clock idea/Model idea. 

Work log -  Evaluation. 

Pupil green pen. 

Teacher Summative assessment of appropriate designs based upon FPT. Functionality of idea. 

Lesson 5 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Measure clock parts and cut out using appropriate equipment. 

Set up and use machinery safely and appropriately. 

Pupil peer and self-assessment. 

Teacher assessment of level of accuracy, finish of pieces. 

Lesson 6 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Cut and shape clock parts use wet and dry to create appropriate level of finish. 

Pupil peer and self-assessment. 

Teacher assessment of level of accuracy, finish of pieces. 

Lesson 7 

Final assemble of clock 

Safe use of Tensol Cement. 

Evaluation of project (verbal) 

Work log -  Evaluation. 

Teacher Mark 

Lesson 8 

Aim of lesson – Discussion/Demo 

Discuss possible improvements. 

Make any final improvements. 

Redo any FPT tasks to improve grade previously given. 

Pupil green pen. 

Final teacher Summative assessment.