D&T GCSE AQA

£60.00 + VAT

+

Unit 5D: Polymers

8552 Specialist material areas

 
5D

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
  • Lesson 2 Working with polymer based materials
  • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing and quality control
  • Download free sample below
  • Lesson 4 Assessment

There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

In this unit, the sources, origins and properties of polymers are covered in the first lesson, along with the processes of fractional distillation and cracking. The use of plastic additives is also covered. Lesson two concentrates on working with polymers in school environments. This covers school-based processes, fixings and production techniques. Commercial cutting, forming and processing techniques in manufacture are covered in the third lesson. These include extrusion, blow moulding and injection moulding. Finishing techniques and quality control are also covered as well as reinforcing students’ understanding of the properties of the different types of plastic available.

This is a theoretical unit covering the latest AQA Design and Technology specification 8552 and will benefit from physical examples being shown to students where appropriate.

In the final lesson students sit an assessment test comprising questions similar to those found on the GCSE exam paper.

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...

This is such a steep learning curve, but PG Online materials have been great and really support me and my students.

Mrs Julia Vale. Assistant Head Teacher, Court Moor School

PG Online resources are very well planned and easy to use. Inspection copies are also useful as this enables me to make better choices with our limited budgets.

Gillian Broadhead. ACTL Creative and Technical Studies, Ridgewood High School

Relevant Textbooks

Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
    • Lesson 2 Working with polymer based materials
    • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing and quality control
    • Download free sample below
    • Lesson 4 Assessment

    There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

    Download Free Sample 6.6mb

  • 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

  • Pricing and Discounts

    • Lifetime site licence
    • GCSE units are individually priced
    • Discount for 2-5 units 10%
    • Discount for 6-12 units 15%
    • Discount for 12+ units 20%
    • Budget plans are available. There are no annual renewal fees.