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Design Technology

 

Year

Topic

7

Safety: 2/3D design; sketching; a variety of rendering techniques, copying; environmental issues; fair-trade; design process; product analysis; research; evaluation; shaping and forming; plastics; wood working and metal work.

8

Safety: 2/3D design; sketching; rendering techniques; creative thinking; product analysis; mechanisms; structures; Heraldry in Resistant Materials – wood and plastic; finishing and evaluation. Comic Book Characters and story – scaling drawings. Electronic torch – basic components and designing for a client.

 

9

The Graphics project consists of general principles, isometric drawing, two point perspective and orthographic drawing. The design process with packaging and advertising theories and nets, with the design and manufacture of a piece of packaging that is fit for a purpose.

The Resistant Materials project consists of design analysis, production and evaluation of ideas, woodwork, plastics and metal work theories and practical, plus evaluation. The design and make of a mechanical toy that includes moving parts and a desk tidy.

10

Graphics

Illustration, Advertising, Packaging design, Communication graphics, Design for print    Animation, Digital media, 2 and 3D Design of Graphic Products; colour analysis; graphic techniques; presentation techniques; logos; lettering; modelling; research techniques, how ideas, feelings and meanings are conveyed and interpreted in images.

Development of personal response to the theme Half and Half involving sketchbooks studies, developmental and experimental pieces and final piece of work.

Resistant Materials

The design process; 2/3D design; safety; creative thinking; product analysis; investigation; research; development; planning; evaluation; materials – wood, metal and plastics.  Research techniques and coursework production.

Designing skills, Making skills, Drawing & modelling, and Computer Aided Design & Manufacture (CAD/CAM) in their controlled assessment piece.

11

Illustration, Advertising, Packaging design, Communication graphics, Design for print    Animation, Digital media, 2 and 3D Design of Graphic Products; colour analysis; graphic techniques; presentation techniques; logos; lettering; modelling; research techniques, how ideas, feelings and meanings are conveyed and interpreted in images.

Development of personal response to the theme Fruit and Vegetables involving sketchbooks studies, developmental and experimental pieces, maquette, studies and final piece of work.

Externally Set Task
Exam paper received at the beginning of January. Controlled time will be in March 2017. Students are to explore their chosen suggested starting point and research and develop ideas

12

Product Design

Materials

Performance characteristics of materials

Processes and techniques

Digital technologies

Factors influencing the development of products

Effects of technological developments

Potential hazards and risk assessment

Features of manufacturing industries

Designing for maintenance and the cleaner environment

Current legislation

Topic Information handling, Modelling and forward planning

Further processes and techniques.

Students individually and/or in consultation with a client identify a problem and design

Context for a design and make task for their Independent Design and Make Project.

13

Knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues. The use of ICT and systems and control technology in the design and manufacture of products. The important contributions of designers from the past which may provide inspiration for future design.

An awareness of the impact of design and technological activities on the environment. Sustainable product design is a key feature of modern design practices.

Students individually and/or in consultation with a client identify a problem and design

Context for a design and make task for their Independent Design and Make Project.