with your project topics - IF IN DOUBT ASK !!!!
Design and Manufacture
12 marks ) DEVELOPING
a SPECIFICATION for
the product. After CHOOSING the best design you should
make a small prototype from wood and/or plastic and iron out any
problems that might be present in the design you have chosen.
You should be able to test it to see if it works. You should also
be better able to see what pieces you need to make it. Think
of how the clock would be made professionally.
52 marks ) PLAN
and MAKE the product. Using your
prototype and timeplan you created at the beginning you should
make the item.
It is important that your final embosser can effectively emboss
lots of cards to the same standard and in the same position.
This may need further refinement ~ changes &
8 marks ) TEST
and EVALUATE the PRODUCT. This is
a very important part of the project and unfortunately is a section
that loses a lot of marks for students. When you have made
your item you should conduct trials. Get other people to
try it out and record their comments. Try to create
another questionnaire giving simple answers that can easily be
shown on simple data displays. (Bar charts and Pie charts..etc)
Include measurements with NEWTONMETERS and Show a SCIENTIFIC AWARENESS.
You should relate all the early 'theory' sections to your finished
ICT for displays of data, for headings and blocks of type and
scanning photographs and drawings into your work.
Mathematics and science wherever you can..
Show an understanding of what you are doing.