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1 AQA: GCSE Product Design CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT TASK
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 Diary...as 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
One of the most frustrating things to encounter when packing is to really get into the process and realize you do not have everything you need. To make the most of your precious packing time, you should make sure you have all your packing supplies handy. This way, you will not be forced to stop what you are doing to get to the store. It is hard to get back into the swing of things once you have walked away for a bit.
Obviously, the most important thing you are going to need is boxes. Please do not head to the nearest moving company and waste your hard earned money on boxes either. This is one supply you should never have to pay for unless you have expensive gowns that demand a wardrobe box. There are many places where you can go to get free moving boxes. Your local liquor, office supply, and grocery stores are great places to start. Have a pharmacy on the corner like most people do? Ask when their shipment arrives. Chances are good that they will be more than happy to save you the boxes. This applies to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, too.
Packing Materials Around the House
Although there are a few packing supplies you will need to buy, there are also plenty of things you likely have around the house that you can use.
- Towels and Linens – Keep a few towels out that you need to get you through moving day. The rest can be used to wrap breakables instead of newspaper or bubble wrap.
- Apparel – You may be surprised at how much you can pack with your t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, socks, scarves, etc. Anything soft can be used to wrap breakables, just like your towels. Sweatshirts and sweaters are ideal for lining the bottom of boxes with breakables or electronics. They provide a nice layer of cushioning. Long socks, gloves, and rolled tank tops are perfect for filling empty space in a box to keep contents from jiggling around.
- Bags – This is a broad category. Whatever type of bags you have around the house can be put to good use. Garbage bags can protect clothes left on hangers. You can also use these for pillows and blankets you are moving. Small ziplock bags will hold cables, cords, and hardware. They are also great to use for shampoo, soap, hair accessories, and other loose items. Gym bags, recyclable shopping bags, and backpacks are ideal for all your last minute odds and ends you are transporting in your car.
Moving Supplies to Buy
If you have used your available resources, you should only have to purchase a few moving supplies. Colored stickers will be at the top of your shopping list. These will allow you to easily label the boxes according to the rooms. You could always write the name of the room on the box, but stickers are faster. Plus, movers can tell at a glance which room the boxes they are carrying go in by looking at the stickers on the ones already there.
You will also need packing tape. It is important that boxes are closed tightly. Lastly, if you want a really organized move, consider using packing labels. In some cases, you can get them right online!