Cycle 1: Graphics Development Skills: Freehand sketching, rendering, use of shadows and reflections, basic 3D, and oblique and isometric.
Cycle 2: Introducing CAD — Basic commands in 2D design, use and manipulation of images, quality control, use of CAD in engineering systems, and control of CAM systems. Includes design and manufacture of keyring torch.
Cycle 3: Sweet Dispenser
Cycle 1: Developing Engineering Drawing Skills — Oblique, isometric, rendering, first- and third-angle orthographic, one-point and two-point perspective, and exploded drawings.
Cycle 2: Materials and Processes — Polymer theory, wood theory, ferrous and non-ferrous metals theory, and polymer, wood, and metal manufacture processes. Includes eight small practical sessions using a range of materials and processes taught.
Cycle 3: Clock Design – Wood joint theory and practical, use of hand and portable tools, health and safety, CAD, and design history. Includes production of freestanding wooden mantle clock.
GCSE AQA Product Design
You will have the opportunity to combine your designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to produce stylish solutions to design problems. While focussing mainly on workshop-based materials, you will use a variety of media to inspire the design of creative and innovative products for the future.
There are a number of areas to work with, including:
- Designing and Modelling
- Wood, Metal, and Plastics
- Modern and Smart Materials
- Electronics and Future Technologies
What Will You Do?
- Learn generic skills and knowledge of design that apply to all material areas.
- Design products based on the concepts of ‘problem-solving’ and ‘fashion’.
- Make models and prototypes which represent the problems you are solving.
- Build an understanding of trends, fashions, and industrial practice for successful marketing.
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in engineering. It will provide learners with experience of using different tools and materials to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of what engineering may involve.
Unit Number and Title
- Unit 01 — Introduction to Engineering
- Unit 02 — Introduction to Engineering Drawing
- Unit 03 — Tools and Equipment for Engineering
- Unit 04 — Engineering Materials and Their Properties