KS3 Product Design

SUBJECT: Product Design             YEAR 7

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT  

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Safety. 

Design and Make an acrylic keyring.

Design and Make an acrylic keyring. Production of a wooden cam car.

 

 

Production of a wooden cam car. 

Promote; decorate and assemble an insect home.

Promote, decorate and assemble an insect home.
SKILLS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazard identification and awareness. 

Sketching and annotating ideas; creating designs and explanations.

Working with plastics; tools and skills used for plastic; understanding plastic properties and self-evaluation. Following instructions for manufacture; working with wood using new tools. Decorating and shaping wood; assembly and finishing techniques of wood. Self-evaluation of woods project. 

Using CAD to produce a simple design; cut out and evaluate.

 

Research, presentation, planning and graphics skills; assembly and evaluation.
ASSESSMENT[S]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Safety worksheet responses – whole class. 

Homework for plastics and tools – peer and teacher assessment.

Peer and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation. 

Homework for machine tools – peer and teacher assessment.

Homework for measuring and saws – peer and teacher assessment. 

Formative assessment during practical.

Homework for finishing techniques – peer and teacher assessment. 

Formative assessment during practical.

Self and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation. 

Formative assessment of CAD/CAM practice.

Homework for research – self assessment. 

Formative assessment of leaflet and practical.

 

Self and teacher assessment of the evaluation.

 

SUBJECT: Product Design             YEAR 8

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT  

 

 

 

Design, make and package a pewter cast keyring. Assemble a circuit and construct a steady hand game.
SKILLS  

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting and shaping moulds; safety equipment use for brazing hearth; casting and CAD. Designing and adapting logos/shapes using CAD. Preparing moulds and casting; finishing. Graphical design and construction of packaging and marketing; evaluation. Soldering techniques; drawing and following circuit diagrams. Design components with restraints; using the vacuum former and cordless drill. Assembly and fault finding of circuits; testing and evaluation.
ASSESSMENT[S]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstration sheet (casting) – self assessment; observations during practical – teacher. 

Homework for casting and heat treatment – peer and teacher assessment.

Homework for files and finishing tools – peer and teacher assessment. 

Formative assessment during practical.

Formative assessment during practical. 

Self and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation.

 

Homework for diodes; LEDs and capacitors – peer and teachers assessed. 

Formative assessment during practical.

Design ideas and circuit diagram – teachers assessed. 

Formative assessment during practical.

 

Formative assessment during practical. 

Self and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation.

 

 

SUBJECT: Product Design             YEAR 9

  AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
CONTENT  

 

 

Design and make (using CAD/CAM) a small product based on the style of a design movement. 

 

Design, model and produce a ‘nut and bolt’ figure. 

 

Assemble a circuit and design the casing of a fuse tester.
SKILLS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and analysis of design movements; modelling and CAD. CAD/CAM; construction techniques and self-evaluation. 

Problem solving of construction issues.

 

Evaluating success.

Explaining and completing the brazing process. 

Designing with set items rather than materials.

 

Modelling with reusable items.

Brazing and welding objects together to create an ornament or useful object. 

Preparing metals for spraying and evaluation writing.

Circuit construction and following a circuit diagram. 

Designing with limitations of machinery to be used.

Fault finding and testing circuits; demonstrate understanding of vacuum former and be able to use it. 

Assembly of product and evaluation/testing.

ASSESSMENT[S]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for design movement research – peer assessed. 

Evaluation of modelling – self assessed.

 

Formative assessment during CAD development.

Formative assessment of CAD/CAM processes and construction. 

Self and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation.

Homework for brazing and casting – peer assessed. 

Brazing technique – self assessed.

 

Formative assessment of model making/

Formative assessment during practical. 

Self and teacher assessment of practical and evaluation.

Homework for vacuum forming process – peer assessed. 

Formative assessment during circuit construction.

 

Self-assessment of design ideas.

Formative assessment of vacuum forming process and finishing/assembly. 

Self and teacher assessment of the evaluation.

 

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