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Unit 8: Processing and working with woods

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: Working with woods
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  • Topic 2: Forming woods
  • Topic 3: Finishing woods
  • End of unit assessment

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

Summary

Throughout this unit, students learn how to use additive and subtractive forming techniques using a wide range of tools and equipment, in both the school workshop and modern industrial environments. The unit covers basic and advanced joining methods including the specific uses of CNC machines for wood-based products. Additionally, the use of bought-in components and a range of finishing techniques are explored in depth.

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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:

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End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 8.4mb

    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: Working with woods
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Topic 2: Forming woods
    • Topic 3: Finishing woods
    • End of unit assessment

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

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