New to PG?
Start here

D&T GCSE AQA

£120.00 + VAT

+

Unit 4: Common specialist technical principles

8552 Specialist technical principles

 
4

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 above
  • 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.

What's included in the toolkit?

Toolkit

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

What people say...

Fantastic book – concise, informative and great use of images for explaining methods and processes.

Mr Jon Phillips. Design and Technology Teacher, Hereford Cathedral School

The lessons and units are organised well and the fact that you can edit them is great. Thanks for putting together the resources in a bright and interactive way helping to engage students.

Khuram Sardar. Head of Design Technology, British School Muscat

Relevant Textbooks

Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 10.2mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Forces and stresses on materials and objects
    • Lesson 2 Improving functionality
    • Lesson 3 Ecological and social footprint
    • Download sample lesson above
    • 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.

  • How to order

    1. Add individual units to a draft order or download a blank order form below to complete manually

    2. Using a draft order you can either:

    1. Save your order online
      (registration or log in required)
    2. Email us your complete order
      (registration or log in required)
    3. Create a PDF
      (to fax or email at a later date)

    Download blank order form

    PDF

    Word

  • Unit Pricing and Discounts

    Please see each book for prices. (No VAT on books). Discounts are listed below:

    1-15 books 10% discount
    16-30 books 15% discount
    31+ books 20% discount

    Next day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before noon.

    24 hour delivery

    For UK deliveries, please add £3.00 P&P on orders of up to 3 books. P&P on orders of 4 or more books is FREE.

    Send us a request for a FREE inspection copy.