D&T GCSE Edexcel

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Unit 6-3: Papers and boards

1DT0 Material categories

 
6-3

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Topic 1 Sources, origins and sustainability
  • Topic 2 Physical and working properties
  • Topic 3 Selection of materials and stock forms
  • Topic 4 Planning and production methods
  • Topic 5 Material processing
  • Topic 6 Finishing
  • Assessment Test

There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This specialist unit covers papers and boards and is suitable for those wishing to study this area in more detail as their chosen material category. 

The sources, origins and properties of papers and boards are covered in the first lesson along with the processes and environmental considerations involved in converting fibres into paper. The selection and reinforcement of materials is covered in the second lesson with an emphasis on stock forms and production in the third. Commercial production techniques such as lamination, corrugation and printing are covered in the final lesson, including specialist tools, treatments and finishes.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Topic 1 Sources, origins and sustainability
    • Topic 2 Physical and working properties
    • Topic 3 Selection of materials and stock forms
    • Topic 4 Planning and production methods
    • Topic 5 Material processing
    • Topic 6 Finishing
    • Assessment Test

    There are 6 worksheets, 6 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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