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Unit 10: Modern industrial and commercial practice

7552 Product Design

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

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

Topic 1: Scales of production 
Topic 2: Efficient use of materials and resources
Topic 3: Computer systems in manufacturing
Topic 4: Digital design and manufacture 
Topic 5: Modelling, testing, marketing and scheduling 
End of unit assessment

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

This is a free unit (full price £120)

Summary

This free unit covers a range of modern industrial and commercial practices in an engaging and inspiring way. Starting with the familiar scales of production, it builds in depth by introducing new techniques and methods seen in modern manufacturing. It moves on to look at the need for efficiency in manufacturing and how systems can implement positive change and waste reduction. The use of computer systems in both designing and manufacturing is analysed for efficient workflow, digital design and modern manufacture.

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Teachers' Toolkit

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

What people say...

The resources save time and cover all of the new content of the GCSE, an area very daunting to teachers due to the spec change. It gives you a boost of confidence that you are moving in the right direction for the students.

Leah Skellam. Head of Design Technology, Epsom College in Malaysia

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Phil Reynolds. Head of Computer Science, Breakthrough Transformation Trust

Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

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

    Topic 1: Scales of production 
    Topic 2: Efficient use of materials and resources
    Topic 3: Computer systems in manufacturing
    Topic 4: Digital design and manufacture 
    Topic 5: Modelling, testing, marketing and scheduling 
    End of unit assessment

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

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