D&T GCSE AQA

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Unit 4: Common specialist technical principles

8552 Specialist technical principles

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Forces and stresses on materials and objects
  • Lesson 2 Improving functionality
  • Lesson 3 Ecological and social footprint
  • Download sample lesson below
  • Lesson 4 The six Rs
  • Lesson 5 Scales of production
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

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

Summary

This unit focuses on the specialist technical principles that are common to all material areas in Section 3.2 of the 8552 specification. The suite of topics begins by covering the various forces and stresses on materials and objects with detailed exemplification, before looking at how to enhance them to improve their functionality. Ecological issues including product mileage and the six Rs are covered in detail across two lessons. The final lesson covers the effect of scale in production and production methods.

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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:

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  • Detailed lesson plans
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  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Forces and stresses on materials and objects
    • Lesson 2 Improving functionality
    • Lesson 3 Ecological and social footprint
    • Download sample lesson below
    • Lesson 4 The six Rs
    • Lesson 5 Scales of production
    • 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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