PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Below is a chart indicating how the current projects meet the National Curriculum. This can be printed off to add to your department hand book.

 

 

  Project Reference

= Areas covered
by Booklet Education

= Guided by B.E. /Your possible or practical input.

 POS Descriptions

1

Developing, Planning &Communicating Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1a

Identifying and using information (Including ICT)

1b

Produce specification to fit brief

1c

Develop design criteria to guide thinking and evaluation

1d

Generate designs to match specification

1e

Consider research, aesthetics, user needs, hygiene safety etc

1f

Suggest/plans for designing & making.  Change if necessary

1g

Prioritise actions when planning (consider time, tools & costs)

1h

Use various communication techniques for ideas: ICT, CAD

2

Working with Equipment & Materials to produce Quality Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2a

Select & use tools & equipment appropriately and safely to shape & finish materials (including CAD CAM).

2b

Consider working properties of a material when making choices

2c

To join materials and components to create a functional result

2d

Use a range of techniques to make single or multiple products accurately (including CAD CAM)

2e

Learn about the characteristics & use of Modern & Smart materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Evaluating Processes & Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3a

Evaluate designs as they develop according to specification

3b

Test and evaluate product

3c

Evaluate other products (fitness for purpose, user needs, appropriate  use of resources and their impact beyond the product purpose)

4

Knowledge & Understanding of Materials & Components

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4a

To consider physical & chemical properties & working characteristics of modern materials

4b

That materials are classified according to characteristics

4c

That materials can be combined to create new properties

4d

How multiple copies can be made of the same product

5

Knowledge & Understanding of Systems and Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5a

Recognise Input, Process & Output on own and other's products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5b

Recognise sub-systems and how they make up a system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5c

The importance of feedback in control systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5d

Learn about electronic, mechanical, pneumatic systems and how mechanical systems produce different movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5e

How different systems can be interconnected to achieve a function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5f

How to use electronics. Microprocessors & computers to control systems including feedback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5g

How to use ICT to design systems & sub-systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Knowledge & Understanding of Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6a

To recognise, use and reinforce structures        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6b

To test & calculate the effects of loads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6c

That compression, tension, shear & torsion affect structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Breadth of Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7a

Type of task- to include product analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7b

Type of task- FPT or Design & Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

7c

Context e.g. resistant materials, systems and control…..

 

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