Unit 1 - ( R1 ) Industrial and commercial practices.
Week 1 - 4
Foundation in materials skills and application - metals, woods, plastics - by practical examples.
Theory of material properties and the use of standard components when manufacturing products.
Ability to use a range of machines up to lathe and milling machine - by demonstration and use.
Able to incorporate ICT methods into design and manufacturing work.
Able in metal to establish datum edge, drill hole, tap thread - external
Accuracy and tolerance.
Able in wood to mark out and cut an accurate fitting wood joint.
Able in plastic to mark out, finish, and shape by heat process.
Able to confidently undertake design and manufacture of simple prototypes and products.
Week 4 - 7
Product exercise - Picnic chair - scale 1:10 model, design ideas, working drawings.
Analyse existing chairs that fold away.
Scale model in resistant materials and creative imaginative design work.
Week 8 - 12
Product analysis and prototype development - a Personal Communicator. A new product, hand-held device.
Open to imaginative interpretation.
Analyse similar technology in existing products, e.g, WAP phones, pagers, pocket computers, personal assistants.
A prototype model, accurately produced. Good use made of materials.
Production materials accurately listed.
Creative and imaginative design work, developing original thinking.
Week 13 - 15
Preparation for UNIT 1 examination.
Preparation for UNIT 2 coursework project.
Able to analyse products in a critical written form.
Able to sketch confidently in 2D and 3D, including sectional and exploded
Able to undertake preparatory investigation and research for coursework project.
The Simple Guides are based on Edexcel AS / A2 specifications.
The course outlines are an implented taught course at Crown Woods School, London Borough of Greenwich.
Author: Malcolm Cadman (c) 2000/01.
They are made freely available to benefit staff and students.
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