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Unit 1: New and emerging technologies

8552 Core technical principles

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Industry and enterprise
  • Lesson 2 Sustainability and the environment
  • Lesson 3 People, culture and society
  • Lesson 4 Production techniques and systems
  • Lesson 5 Informing design decisions
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

This is a free unit (full price £120)

Summary

This free unit is subdivided into five topics plus an end-of-unit assessment spread across roughly six lessons. It is a theoretical unit covering the latest AQA Design and Technology specification 8552. The first lesson looks at the impact of new and emerging technology on industry and enterprise before moving on to look at the effect that industry can have on the environment. The influence that people, culture and society have on product development and vice versa are covered in the third lesson. Contemporary production techniques are then covered before a final lesson on planned obsolescence and informing design decisions. Students can then sit an assessment test comprising questions similar to those found on the GCSE exam paper.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 of the AQA 8552 Design and Technology GCSE. 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...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Industry and enterprise
    • Lesson 2 Sustainability and the environment
    • Lesson 3 People, culture and society
    • Lesson 4 Production techniques and systems
    • Lesson 5 Informing design decisions
    • Lesson 6 Assessment

    There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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