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Technology an Design at Nendrum College

Time allocation per week at KS3: 1hour 45mins

Key Stage 3

Topics include:
Year 8:           Unit 1: Health and Safety
                      Unit 2: The Design Process
                      Unit 3: Key Fob Project
                      Unit 4: Mechanisms
                      Unit 5: Solidworks CAD
                      Unit 6: Fuse Tester/LED Light Project
                      Unit 7: Communications (sketching and rendering)
                      
Year 9:           Unit 1: Health and Safety including safety signs
                      Unit 2: The Design Process
                      Unit 3: Spatula Project
                      Unit 4: Mechanisms
                      Unit 5: Solidworks CAD
                      Unit 6: Bookend Project

                      Unit 7: Electronic Alarm Project

                      Unit 8: Communications (sketching and rendering)
 
Year 10:          Unit 1: Health and Safety
                      Unit 2: The Design Process
                      Unit 3: Employability and Careers
                      Unit 4: Mobile Phone Holder Project
                      Unit 5: Solidworks CAD
                      Unit 6: Option (A) Bird Box (B) Pneumatics
                      Unit 7: Communications (sketching and rendering)

 

GCSE Technology and Design

GCSE Technology and Design consists of three Units:

  • Unit 1: Technology and Design Core Content

  • Unit 2: Option C - Product Design

  • Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project

 

Breakdown

Content

Assessment

Weightings

Examination

Unit 1:

Technology and Design Core Content

External written examination

 

1 hour 30 mins

 

Students answer 10 questions from a core area of study.

25%

Summer of Year 11

Unit 2:

Option C – Product Design

External written examination

 

1 hour 30 mins

 

Students answer 8 questions from a core area of study.

25%

Summer of Year 12

Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project

Controlled Assessment

 

Students complete a design

project comprising a design

portfolio and an associated

manufacturing task.

Teachers mark the design

project, and we visit centres to

carry out moderation.

50%

Summer of Year 12

 

Unit 1: Technology and Design Core Content (25%)

  • Designing

  • Manufacturing

  • Electronic control systems

  • Mechanical control systems

  • Pneumatic systems and control

  • Computer control systems

 

Unit 2: Option C – Product Design (25%)

  • Design and innovation

  • Manufacturing practices

  • Materials, components and fabrication

  • Market influences

  • Social responsibility of product design

 

Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project (50%)

Each pupil is given the CCEA theme, the pupil has to create a design portfolio and manufacture a product in relation to the set theme. The design portfolio consists of 10 A3 pages which shows development of concepts which concludes to the manufacturing of the final idea.

KS4 Projects

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