Year 11

Description of activities:

This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Development
  • Final design
  • Production plan
  • Make
  • Testing an evaluation
  • Polymers
  • Composites
  • Modern and smart materials
  • Wasting
  • Manufacturing processes for batch production
  • Health and Safety
  • Digital media
  • Minimizing waste production
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Climate change
  • Moral, social and cultural issues

Learning will be assessed by:

  •  RM-01 –60% - Controlled Assessment: Completion of the project portfolio and the manufacturing of a quality product.
  • RM-02 – 40%. A single 1 ½ hour examination covering all aspects of the coursework content listed above

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination


Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

Design Development
Final Idea
Planning for manufacturing
Controlled Assessment – Portfolio assessed worth 60%

Autumn 2nd half term

Introduction manufacturing.  Students will start to manufacture their final project, utilising a range of materials and processes.  They will maintain a record of manufacturing via pictures and written notes.

Controlled Assessment: Interim assessment of work produced to date

Spring 1st half term

Students will continue with the manufacturing of the final product, ensuring it meets the criteria set in the coursework.

Controlled Assessment: GCSE grading of the work produced

Spring 2nd half term

Students will complete their final product to a high standard, using appropriate finishing techniques and update their portfolio with the evidence of making.

Controlled assessment: Student’s final product and portfolio are graded against GCSE criteria.

Summer 1st half term

Revision of all aspects of the course

Controlled assessment/Coursework

RM – 01.  Complete the portfolio to support the design and manufacture of a quality product, including the use of appropriate grammar and vocabulary.

RM – 02.  Sit a single 1 ½ hour exam covering all aspects of the course content

Websites to support learning:


www.bsi.org.uk  Useful British Standards materials.