Food, textiles and Product Design are offered at GCSE
Year 10 Content
Design and make mini projects- target markets, design specifications, generating and modelling ideas, finishing techniques, quality assurance, testing and evaluation, workshop safety, methods of production, packaging and labelling.
Design issues- ideas from other designers, product evolution, environmental issues, product lifecycles, human factors, market pull-technology push.
Materials- sources, properties and uses of materials, processing materials. Paper and board plus a choice of; food, textiles, wood, metal, plastics.
- Field trips
- Visiting speakers
- Independent study
- Pair work
- Group work
- Decision making
Year 11 Content
Controlled Assessment Design and Make task.
Analysing and researching the design brief- questionnaires, analysing existing products, creating a mood board, design specification, analysis.
Generating and developing ideas- design drawings, isometric/ orthographic drawings, CAD, modelling.
Planning and making- flowcharts, costing, manufacturing specification, quality control. HACCP. COSHH, production of prototype.
Testing and evaluating- end user testing, modifications for commercial production.
Exam preparation- Design question and long answer practice on a given theme.