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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Design Technology
Term 1Preparation of NEA (50%) of GCSE   
• Research tasks. • Specification writing. • Designing and development of product. • Testing materials and finishes.
Assessment: Theory preparation lesson once a week relating to subject specific material.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Continuations of NEA (50%) of GCSE  
• Testing of materials and manufacture methods. • CAD/CAM development of parts of product. • Start of manufacture of final product. Theory preparation lesson once a week relating to subject specific material.
Assessment: 2 hour mock exam November 2017.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Continuations of C/W (60%) of GCSE
• Continuation of manufacture of final product using CAD/CAM, electronics and practical making techniques. • Coursework paper work completed alongside this with photographs. 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.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Continuations of C/W (60%) of GCSE
• Continuation of manufacture of final product using CAD/CAM, electronics and practical making techniques. • Manufacturing plan. • Testing and evaluating • Improvements to products.
Assessment: C/W marked throughout term 4 using AQA mark scheme with feedback given.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
Assessment: C/W marked throughout term 5 using AQA mark scheme with feedback given.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Theory revision for final exam
Theory revision for final exam.
Assessment: 2 hour exam June 2018 worth 40% of overall GCSE grade.Key Words and Terms
 

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