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Unit 1: Performance characteristics of paper and boards

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

  • Topic 1: Performance characteristics 
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  • Topic 2: Applications of papers and boards
  • Topic 3: Recycling of papers and boards
  • End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit. 

Summary

After a tour through the fundamentals of paper and board production, this unit gives detailed information covering a broad range of paper and board stock. It enables students to discern between similar stock forms and make decisions about their specific properties, characteristics, uses and methods of manipulation. It culminates with a lesson on testing for specific factors and the types of finish that can be applied to a variety of materials.

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The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 7552 Product Design qualification. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 13.2mb

    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    • Topic 1: Performance characteristics 
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Topic 2: Applications of papers and boards
    • Topic 3: Recycling of papers and boards
    • End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit. 

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