GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN AT LADY LUMLEY’S SCHOOL
YEAR 10 -
THE YEAR 10 COURSE
The current Y10 course for Product Design involves three projects: a picture frame, perfume packaging and soon to be 3D printing. This will mean that students will have to research, plan and then manufacture their products, then evaluate them. Some examples of past Y10 coursework are shown right:
The various projects over the Year 10 terms will have students designing and creating their own photo frames, either self standing or wall mounted, perfume packaging that would be sold in a retail environment if put to market to hold a perfume or cologne bottle, and a new design segment that will involve students 3D printing everyday items in ABS plastic. These different design challenges will give students a good range of products and materials to work with, involving many different manufacturing process and more advanced equipment used.
These will also give the students a good idea for their final GCSE ideas in Year 11, with Year 10 being a good basis to build upon their knowledge of the subject that they can use later in the year. The Year 10 course is based upon a 60/40 split, with coursework making up 60% and the written exam 40%.
A FIRST HAND OPINION
Now is your opportunity to hear the opinion of two of our students currently taking the DT course at Year 10.
Teacher Miss Weatherburn asked two students about whether the course is what they expected, their biggest challenges, and also their most enjoyable parts of the course.