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Year 12 Introduction + Course Information

1) Lessons and staffing.

There are 2 DT groups in September. You will have 9 lessons over the fortnight, sometimes with two lessons a day. Lessons will be a mixture of coursework and theory lessons throughout the year. See the year overview sheet for dates and deadlines. You must keep this sheet in your folder.

2) Organisation

To be successful at A level you need to be ORGANISED. All you will need is a small A4 folder for your DT work in which you keep your theory notes and an A3 folder to keep your design work in. Be warned - too many people last year used A4 pads in which they wrote all the notes for all their subjects which then mixed up or lost. Please keep subject notes separately!!

3) Content                                                                                                                    This is a brand new 2 year, linear course with one coursework project done across the two years with one exam at the end of Y13. It is completely different to the course that our current Y12 are doing. We will start Y12 with materials and practical skills theory based on 2 minor projects which do not count towards your coursework mark, but will teach you all the design and making skills needed. These projects are to further develop your skills and confidence using a wider range of tools, materials and equipment not previously used in lower school including the bandsaw, laser cutter, 3D printer etc. The first project will be to design and prototype a virtual reality headset and you will complete the preparation work (research and designs) for this during the bridging project. This will mean starting Y12 with product development, modelling and practical based work.

Details of the course breakdown are as follows:

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology – theory taught across the 2 years for use in coursework annotation and the final exam

Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project – a coursework project similar to GCSE where you design, develop, make and test a product of your choice

Component 1 – Theory lessons over the 2 years with exam at the end

Component 2 – Coursework project

W

Date

Project

Theory

 

Autumn 1

 

1

1)5thSept

Induction Tues. Lessons start Weds. Course overview. Collect Bridging work

2

2) 11th

VR project (8 Weeks)

Development - table + sketches. Complete for HW

 

Properties of materials + Polymers

1

3) 18th

Modelling - Bandsaw demo and skill test

Polymer Processes + Joining Polymers

2

4)  25th

Modelling -  hot wire, Styrofoam, sanders, pillar drill

Papers and boards, Processes, finishes

1

5)  2nd 

Modelling - Develop Final Idea ready for making

Wood, Processes, Joining, Finishes

2

6)  9th

Practical – 4 weeks to complete

Metal,  Processes, Joining, Finishes

1

7) 16th

Practical with support and demos as needed

Flexible

 

½ Term

23rd Oct - 30th  Nov.

 

Autumn 2

 

2

1)31st Oct tues

Practical with support and demos as needed

Measuring + Marking out tools

1

2)  6thNov

Practical with support and demos as needed

Composites

2

3)  13th

Lamp Project (14 weeks)

Design Brief, Considerations, Moodboard

Textiles

1

4)  20th  

Product Analysis – full analysis and conclusion/spec

Smart and modern materials

2

5)  27th 

Initial Ideas  Iso / 2D/3D component sketches

Design Theory - Form and function

1

6) 4th Dec

Initial Ideas  Complete sketches

Design theory a) Arts and Crafts

b) Art Nouveau c) Bauhaus Modernist

d) Art Deco e) Post Modernism

f) Streamlining g) Memphis

2

7) 11th

Development Independent iterative design development with photos as evidence

1

8) 18th (2 days)

 

 

Christmas

20th  Dec – 3rd  Jan     HO HO HO !!

 

Spring 1

 

2

1) 4thJan (thurs)

Development HW – to record development and write up as it happens.

1

2)  8th

Development HW - MUST get peer comments on aesthetics / ergo / function

Digital technologies

2

3)  15th   

Development HW – complete write up

2D CAD Corel

1

4)  22nd    

Development, prep for making Cutting list,materials

2D CAD Corel

2

5)  29th

Development / making  rough production plan

2D CAD Corel +laser cutter

1

6)  5th Feb

Practical (7 weeks total)

3D CAD Pro Desktop

2

7) 12th

Practical  with support and demos as needed

3D CAD Pro Desktop

 

½ Term

19th- 25th Feb

 

Spring 2

 

1

1)  26th

Practical (5 weeks left)

Support and demos as needed, including CAD/CAM manufacture of components

CSWK:  Individual discussions to establish a project to start in full after Easter.

3D CAD Pro Desktop

2

2)  5th Mar

3D CAD Pro Desktop

1

3)  12th

CAD / CAM – 3D Printer

2

4)  19th   

CAD / CAM – 3D Printer

1

5) 26th

CAD / CAM – 3D Printer

 

Easter

30th March - April – 13th  Finalise project preparation, client, analysis products for research

 

Summer 1

 

2

1) 16th April

Coursework Project Part 1.1 Identification and investigation of a design possibility

1

2) 23rd 

Part 1.2 Investigation of needs and research

2

3) 30th

Part 1.2 Investigation of needs and research

1

4) 7th  May

Bank Holiday Mon 7th  May 

Research continued

2

5) 14th

Research continued

1

6)  21st  

Part 1.3 Brief and Spec

 

Summer 2

½ term 28th May – 4th June 

2

  1.  

Part 1.3 Brief and Spec

1

2) 11th

Part 2 Designing a prototype

2

3) 18th

 

Design ideas

 

Sketched and annotated initial ideas

1

4) 25th

2

5) 2nd July

1

6) 9th

2

7) 16th

 

 

Y12 Overview and Deadlines 2017-18

2017-18   Y12/13 Groups and Staffing

BOLD indicates a double lesson     * means 2 lessons in the same day

12A   5TS  2RGQ  2ET          

 

Wk 1

 

 

Mon 5 RGQ

 

Tues 4 TS

 

Thurs 1 TS

 

Fri 4 ET

 

 

 

Wk 2

 

 

Mon 5 RGQ

 

Tues 4 TS

 

Thurs 1 TS

 

Fri 4 ET  *

 

*  Fri 5 TS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12B 5TS  2ET  2RGQ

 

 

Wk 1

 

Mon 1 RGQ

 

Tues 1 ET

 

 

 

Fri 1 TS *

 

 

* Fri 2 TS

 

 

Wk 2

 

Mon 1 RGQ

 

Tues 1 ET *

 

 

* Tues 3 TS

 

 

Fri 1 TS *

 

 

* Fri 2 TS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13C 5TS  2RGQ  2ET          

 

 

Wk 1

 

Mon 3 TS

 

Weds 3 TS *

 

* Weds 5 ET

 

Thurs 4 TS

 

Fri 5 RGQ

 

 

Wk 2

 

Mon 3 TS

 

Weds 3 TS *

 

* Weds 5 ET

 

  

Fri 5 RGQ

 

TS – Mr Swindlehurst

ET – Mrs Turner

RGQ – Mr Quigley