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					DGGS GCSE Design and Technology GP 1972 S/C EP 1974 RMT 3973                    Coursework Guide




                     Coursework: A Guide to the Mark Scheme


 Needs         1  State the nature of the project                                           pp
               2  Break the problem down into sub-problems
               3  Product analysis of existing products
               4  Market survey to collect information about form, function,
                  manufacturing processes, needs and preferences, potential users
               5 Design brief identifies a product; potential users; target market
 Inform        6 Use a wide range of sources                                                 4
  -ation       7 Well targeted data, relevant and useful to the product and users            
               8 Use market research, customer survey, experts, visits, product test         5
                  reports, books, e-mail, CD ROMs, databases, internet, data sheets,
                  magazines, manufacturers
 Specific      9 Essential: refer to this throughout the project
 -ation        10 Developed from the analysis of the research data
               11 Precise, important points to be included in the design
               12 Include purpose; user and performance requirements; form; function;
                  materials; size and cost constraints; scale of production; appearance;
                  safety; maintenance; moral, social, cultural, environmental issues
                  eg The material used will be acrylic
                       The design must be suitable for batch production
 Ideas         13 At least 3, creative, realistic, workable designs that meet the
                  specification criteria
               14 Explore distinctly different materials, processes and working
                  techniques
               15 Use all your Design and Technology knowledge and understanding
               16 Formative evaluation of each design to assess its potential
 Develop       17 Bring the best features of the initial designs into a final design that    6
                  best fit the specification                                                 
               18 Compromise if necessary to allow for cost, material, workshop              7
                  constraints. This is a valid part of the design process.
               19 Provide details of the manufacturing method
               20 Model ideas to establish feasibility; digital photograph in folio
               21 Justify the final design against the specification
 Review        22 Review all ideas as they develop, against the specification and design
                  brief
               23 Include the views of clients, experts on materials or techniques,
                  potential users
               24 Consider accuracy and ease of making
               25 Review work in progress in order to arrive at the optimum solution
 Written       26 Clear, logical, well organised, well thought out
 Commn         27 Use technical words                                                       All
 Other         28 Hand sketching; technical drawing; pictorial drawing; exploded            thr
 Media            views; perspective drawing; rendering; model making; photography          ou
                  as appropriate                                                            gh
 ICT           29 Desk top publishing; CAD; specialist packages as appropriate

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 Systems    30 Manufacturing processes can be broken down into inputs, processes
 and           and outputs
 Control    31 Processes shape and transform the inputs into outputs
            32 Use a flowsheet with quality control cells and feedback loops
            33 Evaluation: is the system an effective and successful way to
               manufacture the product? Identify problems and difficulties and
               suggest changes
 Schedule   34 Include collecting components and materials; physical and working          1
               properties of materials; preparation, measuring and marking out;           
               tools, equipment, making processes; assembly; finishing; correct           2
               sequence
            35 Use jigs, moulds, templates, CAD/CAM to produce identical parts
            36 Include scale of production; time-scales; quality issues; critical
               dimensions and tolerances
            37 Include safety provision
 Industrial 38 Record the industrial systems used during the making stage
 Applic     39 Changes you would make to produce a batch of a few hundred
  -ations   40 Use of production or assembly lines
 Select and 41 Select appropriate tools, equipment, processes according to your
 Use           manufacturing schedule.
            42 A high degree of skill and accuracy
            43 Use your understanding of the limitations and flexibility of tools and
               equipment to modify techniques and processes
 Make       44 A challenging, high quality, complete, fully functional product that       3
 Product/s     meets the specification                                                    
            45 Explore new construction techniques if appropriate                         4
            46 Use CAM to improve manufacture only if relevant so to do
 Work       47 Identify and use safety procedures
 Safely     48 Risk assessment and hazard analysis
            49 High regard for safe working practices
            50 Recognise the needs of yourself and others
 Tests and  51 During and after manufacture, against the specification
 Checks     52 Fitness for purpose. Further improvements and modifications?
            53 Field test under working conditions; over an extended period; user
               testing against external standards; general sensory tests
 Evaluate   54 Against the specification; by yourself and with the users/experts also     1
 Product    55 Justify and confirm the success of the product. Refer to tests and         
               checks                                                                     2
            56 Record problems, solutions, modifications during making
            57 Evaluate the use of information sources and resources
 Modifi     58 Suggest design improvements and modifications for future
  -cations     development, ie performance, quality of manufacture, design, fitness
               for purpose, target market, larger scale production

Based on EDEXCEL Specification pp 21 - 24 and Coursework Guide pp 3 - 9




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