Key Stage 5 Product Design

 

AS/A2 Product Design OCR H053 & H453

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/dt/product_design/index.html

AS Product Design: H053

A2 Product Design: H453

Unit 1: F521 - Advanced Innovation Challenge Examination 40%

The Advanced Innovation Challenge is a practical examination and students are given a brief to meet in the six hour examination. During the examination, students are guided through the design process to modelling of their ideas. Students then sit a one-hour reflection paper about one week after the innovation challenge.

Unit 3: F523 - Design, Make and Evaluate Coursework 30%

This is an open project and students can select their own brief. The focus for this coursework is the practical work and students are aiming to manufacture a high quality innovative product. Again students can work across the design and technology material areas but may wish to focus specifically on Resistant Materials, Graphics or Textiles. Students also have to consider how their product would be marketed and they will design and make some examples of advertising.

Unit 2: F522 - Product Study Coursework 60% (30% of A2)

Portfolio work will be produced electronically and design work will be a mixture of hand drawn and CAD design work. At AS level, students choose a product to redesign and complete detailed research leading to a design folio that focuses on creativity and innovation. Students have to model their idea in 2D and 3D before testing and evaluating their success. This course is suitable for those students wanting to specialise in either Graphics, Resistant Materials or D&T Textiles.

Unit 4: A534 - Product Design Examination

This examination has two sections. Part A focuses on the theory and application of materials and processes. Part B is a design examination and students are given a brief to meet through identifying specification points and then designing a range of ideas and developing one idea into a final outcome.

This course encourages students to be creative and innovative however good design, art or ICT skills can allow greater success. Students who are interested in a career in design should consider this course. Successful students have gone on to study or work in: product design, industrial design, graphic design, packaging design, design education, fashion, computer games, footwear, architecture and website design.

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn

First half-term

Sketching/ presentation techniques/CAD

Start Unit F522 - product design

Unit F523 - product research and initial ideas

Unit F524 - materials theory

Autumn

Second half-term

Unit F522 - research & specification

Unit F522 - initial ideas

Unit F521 - modelling techniques

Unit F523 - developing ideas/testing/modelling

Unit F524 - industrial processes

Spring

First half-term

Unit F522 - developed ideas testing & modelling

Unit F521 - modelling/job bag

Unit F523 - making a quality product market strategy

Unit F524 - preparation for external examination

Spring

Second half-term

Unit F522 - modelling/testing evaluation

Unit F521 - innovation challenge preparation

Unit F523 - making a quality product market strategy

Unit F524 - preparation for external examination

Summer

First half-term

Unit F521 - innovation challenge reflection paper

Unit F524 - external examination

Unit F523 - testing and evaluation

Summer

Second half-term

Unit F523 - commence product research