Aqa Product Design Coursework Tasks

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Mr GuinnessCoursework Help SheetsAQA Product Design CAT

2 What do you need to do... Choose from the six contexts given to you.
Work through the folder sheets in a logical order.What is the exam board looking for:A project that is rigorous and demanding.Shows creativity and originality.Has accuracy and a range of making skills.Has the potential to be commercially viable.Mr Guinness Candidate Number 007: AQA Product Design PROD2

3 Section A: Investigating the design context (8 marks)
Front CoverContext and Design IntentionsProduct AnalysisProduct DisassemblyUser Profile/ Retail potentialDesign Inspiration/Mood boardResearch SummaryDesign Criteria/SpecificationMr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

4 Section B: Development of Design Ideas (32marks)
Initial IdeasGroup ideas(class exercise)SCAMPERModellingComparisonMaterials and construction alternativesFurther research/developmentEnvironmental IssuesCommercial ViabilityFinal Proposal and Manufacturing SpecificationMr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

5 Section C: Making (32 Marks)
Plan of ManufacturePhoto diary of Practical workMr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

6 Section D: Testing and Evaluation (12 Marks)
Summary of ModificationsSpecification ChecklistPhoto PresentationMr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

7 Section E: Communication (6 Marks)
Is your design folder focused, concise, relevant?Are all decisions communicated in a clear way with appropriate use of technical language.Have you checked spelling, punctuation and grammar?Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

8 Top Ten Tips...Put in the time at home...don’t try and do it all within lessons.Presentation is really important; slide layout (even font size) needs to be regular throughout your presentation.Slide Order...all slides must be in the correct order, with the correct headings(See feedback sheet)Every slide needs a sentence of introduction (stating the purpose of the slide) and a summary stating what you have learned and how it will help you to develop your design.Specification points must be justified (explanation given as to why the point has been made)Every picture, photo and scan needs detailed description,(Explain, analyse, inform).Manufacturing Specification must include a cutting list of all the parts needed to make your product with details of size and materials to be used.Photo well as annotating your photos, explain problems you have encountered and solutions you have found, prove to the moderator that you are a good problem solver.Ask for help, your Teacher if you get stuck, don’t wait until the lesson.Get someone (a parent or friend) to read your work and see if it is logical and makes sense.Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

9 S.C.A.M.P.E.R.SCAMPERis a checklist that helps you to think of changes you can make to an existing product to create a new one. You can use these changes either as direct suggestions or as starting points for lateral thinking.The changes SCAMPER stands for are:S – Substitute – components, materials, people.C – Combine – mix, combine with other assemblies or services, integrate.A – Adapt – alter, change function, use part of another element.M – Modify – increase or reduce in scale, change shape, modify attributes (e.g. colour).P – Put to another use.E – Eliminate – remove elements, simplify, reduce to core functionality.R – Reverse – turn inside out or upside down, or use Reversal.Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT

Authenticity control – research and preparation may be completed under limited supervision. However, all work, with the exception of research and preparation, should be completed by students under informal supervision. This means that the centre must ensure that plagiarism does not take place, that sources used by students are clearly recorded and that each students' preparation for the final production of the work is his/her own.

Feedback control – teachers may review students' work and may provide advice at a general level. Teachers, however, must not provide detailed and specific advice on how the draft may be improved to meet the assessment criteria. The nature of any guidance provided and the details of any feedback given must be clearly recorded. Students may be guided as to the approach they might adopt but the outcome must remain their own. Likewise, feedback may evaluate progress to date and propose suggested broad approaches for improvement but the detailed correction or annotation of work for feedback purposes is not allowed.

Time control – each student should produce a design folder (paper or electronic) and a completed outcome. It is expected that the total activity should take approximately 45 hours to complete, including preparation but not including additional time for the teaching and learning of the subject content. We are keen to encourage succinctness and a focussed approach to this task and for this reason it is expected that the design folder should consist of approximately 20 pages of A3 paper (or the A4 or electronic equivalent). Examinations Officers should contact AQA Candidate Services for advice on any students who may need special consideration and, therefore, may require additional time.

Collaboration control – the work of individual students may be informed by working with others, for example when undertaking research, but students must provide an individual response in the task outcome.

Resources – students' access to resources is likely to be determined by the availability in centres. Examinations Officers should contact AQA Candidate Services for advice on any students who may require the use of any special equipment. 


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