Academic Review Day, Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Below are the DT ARD tasks. Find your year group and then select a task that will challenge you.

Year 7 ARD task 1

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Design a machine that recycles Aluminium

Be bold, creative and think outside of the box. You can be as wacky as you want!

Before you start there are some things that you need to do:

* Research what type of material aluminium is

* Find out where it comes from

* Find out how it is processed

* Think about the resources you have available to you at home.

Task 1

Sketch in 2D and/or 3D

Add colour and texture using coloured pencils or felt pens

Label all the parts of your sketch /es with as much detail as possible explaining how it might work

Create a PPP (Power Point Presentation) and import your sketches and/or photographs into it.

Task 2

Model a design idea using any scrap materials including card, paper or wood

Ask and adult if you are planning on using tools and or any resistant materials

Add labels to show how it might work

 

Task 3

Use an appropriate software package you may have at home to design your idea. For example: Paint or Pages

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Design a machine that recycles Aluminium

Be bold, creative and think outside of the box. You can be as wacky as you want!

Before you start there are some things that you need to do:

* Research what type of material aluminium is

* Find out where it comes from

* Find out how it is processed

* Think about the resources you have available to you at home.

Task 1

Sketch in 2D and/or 3D

Add colour and texture using coloured pencils or felt pens. Label all the parts of your sketch /es with as much detail as possible explaining how it might work

Create a PPP (Power Point Presentation) and import your sketches and/or photographs into it.

Task 2

Model a design idea using any scrap materials including card, paper or wood

Ask and adult if you are planning on using tools and or any resistant materials

Add labels to show how it might work

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Design a machine that recycles Aluminium

Be bold, creative and think outside of the box. You can be as wacky as you want!

Before you start there are some things that you need to do:

* Research what type of material aluminium is

* Find out where it comes from

* Find out how it is processed

* Think about the resources you have available to you at home.

Task 1

Sketch in 2D and/or 3D

Add colour and texture using coloured pencils or felt pens

Label all the parts of your sketch /es with as much detail as possible explaining how it might work

Create a PPP (Power Point Presentation) and import your sketches and/or photographs into it.

Year 8 ARD task 1

Extra Hot

Visit the FSC website.

Produce an A4 research page on the work of the FSC. You will need to include –

Once you have completed this, you need to use the information available on the website to produce a Powerpoint report which looks at the role of the following groups of people: forest users, consumers, indigenous people, government and environmental organisations.

There is a lot of information available so your presentation should be detailed including at least 3 slides per group of people including suitable images.

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Visit the FSC website.

Produce an A4 research page on the work of the FSC. You will need to include –

Once you have completed produce a leaflet that promotes a new nature trail that runs through a forest.

Your map should be on A4 paper and shows the route and features that people can look out for on the way. Use google images to give you some ideas. Your map should be neatly rendered in pencil crayon, include a key and images of the points of interest.

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Visit the FSC website.

Produce an A4 research page on the work of the FSC. You will need to include –

Produce a poster which promotes their work. Think about the font you are going to use for the title, the layout, what images you could use and what message you want to highlight. Your poster needs to be neatly rendered in pencil crayon.

Year 9 ARD task 1

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Easter eggs are often over-packaged.

Year 10 ARD task 1

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To start with research what a Product Life Cycle Analysis is. Here is a good website to start you off, there is even a worksheet you could use to make notes about the analysis you will do!

http://practicalaction.org/product-lifecycle-analysis

Now do a life cycle analysis on an existing product from the list below. In this analysis you must consider what happens to the product and materials in each stage and evaluate whether you think they are sustainable or not. Once you have analysed each stage you need to write an overall conclusion giving your opinion about whether the product is sustainable or not.

Products to choose from for your life cycle analysis are-

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To start with research what a Product Life Cycle Analysis is. Here is a good website to start you off, there is even a worksheet you could use to make notes about the analysis you will do!

http://practicalaction.org/product-lifecycle-analysis

Now do a life cycle analysis on an existing product from the list below. In this analysis you must consider what happens to the product in the materials extraction, manufacturing and transportation stages only and evaluate whether you think they are sustainable or not. Once you have analysed each stage you need to write an overall conclusion giving your opinion about whether the product is sustainable or not.

Products to choose from for your life cycle analysis are-

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To start with research what a Product Life Cycle Analysis is. Here is a good website to start you off, there is even a worksheet you could use to make notes about the analysis you will do!

http://practicalaction.org/product-lifecycle-analysis

Now start a life cycle analysis on an existing product from the list below. In this analysis you must consider what happens to the product in the materials extraction and manufacturing stages only and evaluate whether you think they are sustainable or not. Can you find a material OR manufacturing method you think might be more sustainable? Once you have analysed these stages you need to write a conclusion giving your opinion about whether the product is sustainable or not.

Products to choose from for your life cycle analysis are-

Year 11 Resistant Materials ARD task 1

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Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to retailers and consumers of using the internet for marketing and sales. (6)
  2. Discuss the effects on society of internet marketing and sales (6)
  3. It is said that we live in a ‘throwaway’ culture. Discuss the ways in which built-in obsolescence contributes to a ‘throwaway’ culture. (6)
  4. Natural wood and timber need to be conserved. Discuss the ways in which natural wood and timber can be conserved when manufacturing products. (6)
  5. Waste minimisation in the production of wooden furniture is a key issue in today’s society. Discuss the ways in which waste can be minimised in the manufacture of wooden furniture. (6)

Hot

Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to retailers and consumers of using the internet for marketing and sales. (6)
  2. Discuss the effects on society of internet marketing and sales (6)
  3. It is said that we live in a ‘throwaway’ culture. Discuss the ways in which built-in obsolescence contributes to a ‘throwaway’ culture. (6)
  4. Waste minimisation in the production of wooden furniture is a key issue in today’s society. Discuss the ways in which waste can be minimised in the manufacture of wooden furniture. (6)

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Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to retailers and consumers of using the internet for marketing and sales. (6)
  2. It is said that we live in a ‘throwaway’ culture. Discuss the ways in which built-in obsolescence contributes to a ‘throwaway’ culture. (6)
  3. Waste minimisation in the production of wooden furniture is a key issue in today’s society. Discuss the ways in which waste can be minimised in the manufacture of wooden furniture. (6)

Year 11 Graphic Products ARD task 1

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Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages for architects of producing 3D virtual models when designing new buildings. Discuss the effects on society of internet marketing and sales (6)
  2. Large wind farm installations are designed to help meet energy demand in the UK. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these installations. (6)
  3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet to send electronic greeting cards. (6)
  4. Everyone in today’s society is encouraged to recycle their waste. Discuss the advantages of recycling for the environment. (6)
  5. The road bike was designed in the USA but made in Taiwan using ‘offshore manufacturing’. Evaluate the use of offshore manufacturing by multination companies. (6)

Hot

Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages for architects of producing 3D virtual models when designing new buildings. Discuss the effects on society of internet marketing and sales (6)
  2. Large wind farm installations are designed to help meet energy demand in the UK. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these installations. (6)
  3. Everyone in today’s society is encouraged to recycle their waste. Discuss the advantages of recycling for the environment. (6)
  4. The road bike was designed in the USA but made in Taiwan using ‘offshore manufacturing’. Evaluate the use of offshore manufacturing by multination companies. (6)

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Produce a poster, a leaflet, a radio interview, a comic strip or something else of your choosing to explain what the following words mean.

Now using only 10 words produce something to explain to an alien what the following exam ’command words’ mean.

(Try googling 'Edexcel command words Design Technology' to find out what they say they mean)

Once you have produced your research, use them to answer these exam questions. You can answer in bullet points to help you understand how to structure an answer and to make sure you have enough points. Remember as a general rule you want to make at least one point for each mark for that question. In brackets is the marks awarded for that question.

  1. Discuss the advantages for architects of producing 3D virtual models when designing new buildings. Discuss the effects on society of internet marketing and sales (6)
  2. Everyone in today’s society is encouraged to recycle their waste. Discuss the advantages of recycling for the environment. (6)
  3. The road bike was designed in the USA but made in Taiwan using ‘offshore manufacturing’. Evaluate the use of offshore manufacturing by multination companies. (6)