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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Design Technology
Term 1Preparation of NEA (50%) of GCSE   
Section A Investigating - 10 marks primary and secondary research Design brief and task analysis Target market research Client interview Questionnaire and results Evaluating decisions Start to create some initial sketches of design ideas Section B - 10 marks Specification Write a detailed specification using the research from section A and client choices and decisions. Theory - Use of PG online resources for students. 2 units covered in 1 term.
Assessment: Theory preparation lesson once a week relating to subject specific material and homework task. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Continuations of NEA (50%) of GCSE  
Section C - 20 marks Designing Create design ideas that are sketches some with and without colour or shading and adding annotation and notes to explain the ideas at that first stage. Photograph these and add to the NEA pages on PowerPoint. Evaluate the designs, include customer opinion and reflect on the decisions made about to progress with the design at these stage. Students can use other methods to show design ideas, such as CAD or hand made models at this stage also. Section D - 20 marks Development and modelling create models from various materials to show shapes, form, pattern and overall design of product. Create models of construction methods to test them.
Assessment: 2 hour mock exam November.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Continuation of NEA (50%) of GCSE   
• Continuation of manufacture of final product using CAD/CAM, electronics and practical making techniques. • NEA paper work completed alongside this with photographs. • Plan of manufacture to be written alongside the practical making. • Collection of feedback from clients is required here to help with the written evaluation. Theory preparation lesson once a week relating to subject specific material.
Assessment: Assessment - C/W marked throughout term 3 using AQA mark scheme with feedback given. Students are looking to be completing their NEA in this term to be marked for feedback to be given.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Continuation of NEA (50%) of GCSE   
• Continuation of manufacture of final product using CAD/CAM, electronics and practical making techniques. • Manufacturing plan to complete with client feedback. • Improvements to products. • Evaluation against specification. • Overall evaluation • Client feedback and images of product in use. All sections of the NEA to be completed at this stage.
Assessment: NEA marked throughout term 4 using AQA mark scheme with feedback given for a final assessment that will be moderated externally. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Exam preparation (50%)   
All lessons are now theory lesson covering the AQA list of requirements for exam. • Materials • Designers • Processes • Finishes • Sustainability • Designing • Product labelling • Systems • Health and safety • Tools and equipment • Percentages (15% KS3 maths) • Movements (Science 15% KS3) • Renewable energy • Textiles and fabrics • 6R's and sustainabilty • Life cycle of a product
Assessment: NEA marked throughout term 5 using AQA mark scheme with feedback given to students then sent off to exam board for moderation. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Theory revision for final exam   
Use of revision guides to enhance knowledge and understanding in time for exam. Revision of designers needed for the exam from text books. Practice of drawing questions such as Isometric, Component and Orthographic, one and two point perspective. Practice exam style questions, especially extended writing questions using past papers. Cover 6R's and environmental issues. Review materials, processes, production methods and finishes.
Assessment: 2 hour exam in May or June worth 50% of overall GCSE grade.Key Words and Terms
 

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