Technology-Small

TERM 1

Content

Materials

Paper/Card – layout, cartridge, tracing, grid, card, corrugated card, duplex board, solid white board, foam core board.

Timber – pine, mahogany, teak, ash, beech.

Manufactured boards – MDF, plywood, chipboard, blockboard, hardboard

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals – silver, stainless steel, mild steel, cast iron, brass, copper, zinc, aluminium, pewter.  Alloys – casting alloys, plated metals.

Plastics – Thermo/Thermo setting – HIPs, expanded polystyrene, acrylic, acetate, HDPE, PVC, PET, GRP, Epoxy resin, UF, MF

Plastic processes – vacuum forming, injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion.
Stock forms – sheet, rod, powder, granules, foam, bar, tube.

 

Skills

Exam questions – technique

Identification of materials appropriate for a variety of purposes.
Use different cutting, forming and deforming techniques.

 

TERM 2

Content

Materials

Ceramics – common clays and related materials such as St thomas’, Porcelain, plaster of Paris, concrete, glass.

Stock forms – slip, body, pigments, oxides.

Textiles – natural and synthetic Fibres – cotton, wool, silk, linen, polyester, polyamide (nylon), Tactel, acrylic, elastane.

Food – Classify food materials – starch sugar, protein, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals.

Forms – fresh, frozen, dehydrated, liquid, canned

Electronic and control components – power cells, transistors, resistors, capacitors, switches, integrated circuits, buzzers, speaker, solenoids, gears, pulleys, linkages, levers, chain and sprockets, pneumatic cylinders.

Manipulating and combining materials
New materials – PMC, corn starch polymers, thermochromic pigments, shape memory alloys, quantum tunnelling composite (QTC)

 

Skills

Exam questions – technique

Identification of materials appropriate for a variety of purposes.

Use different cutting, forming and deforming techniques,

Product finishes across all material areas
Links to the real world.

 

TERM 3

Content

CA

Communication and representation of ideas.

Use a range of graphical techniques such as annotated sketches, formal drawing conventions, CAD to communicate design ideas.

Product development

Respond creatively to briefs, developing their own proposals and producing specifications for products.

Understand graphic techniques

Use a range of graphical techniques such as annotated sketches, formal drawing conventions, CAD.

Design Methodology

Not a linear excercise but iterative.

Use of starting points – natural form, pattern and structure, geometry and mathematics, the work of well know artists, designers, craftsmen and technologists, detailed product analysis, religious and cultural influences.

Sustainability

6R’s – re-use, re-think, reduce, repair, recycle, refuse

Consequences of increased/reduced packaging.

Advantages and disadvantages of recycling.

SMSC

Impacts of products on minority groups, moral and cultural implications of graphic products, ergonomics and anthropometric data, understand symbols and signs which are essential information on packaging.

Sustainability

6R’s – re-use, re-think, reduce, repair, recycle, refuse

Consequences of increased/reduced packaging.

Advantages and disadvantages of recycling.

 

Skills

CA – Assessment –

Researching – Discrimination shown when selecting and acquiring relevant research that will promote originality in designing

Excellent understanding and analysis of the design context

Detailed analysis of relevant existing products or systems undertaken related to design intentions

Comprehensive analysis of relevant and focused research undertaken

Clear and specific design criteria identified, reflecting the analysis undertaken

Target market identified and the intended consumer/user profiled

Designing – Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research

A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned approach, adopted throughout

The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the design proposals

Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques and modelling (including CAD where appropriate) in order to produce a final design solution

Appropriate materials/ingredients and components selected with full regard to their working properties
Fully detailed and justified product/manufacturing specification taking full account of the analysis undertaken