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Product Design (AQA GCSE)

The last year this course will run is 2017/2018.  The information below is for current Year 11 Product Design students only who will be taking their exam in June 2018.  The course consists of two units:

Unit 1: Written Paper (45551)
40% of total marks
2 hours
120 marks
Candidates answer all questions in two sections on the theme on the pre-release material issued in March of the year of examination.

Unit 2: Design and Making

Practice (45552)
60% of total marks
Approximately 45 hours
90 marks
Consists of a single design and make activity.                                                                                                                                 

Revision guide

Please ensure that you have purchsed the revision gude from school reception.  This is available through Wisepay, alternatively bring cash to reception.

The price is £2.75

Exam papers

Please click here to view some of the past papers for this GCSE.  Unit 1 is the exam paper and you will also find a mark scheme for each paper.

Revision materials from your lessons

Please use the links below to click on resources that have been used in your lessons. These will be updated throughout the term.

GCSE Product design revision reminder sheet

Materials & components specification tick sheet

Paper & card powerpoint

Timber-based materials powerpoint

Smart and new materials powerpoint

Design and market influences tick sheet

Packaging powerpoint

Ethical, environmental and sustainability issues

Examples of green design

Human factors (Ergonomics)

Safety, consumer issues and branding handout

Processes and manufacture tick sheet