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Product Design

Welcome to Product Design

Teacher of Product Design

Mr Watson

Introduction to the Department:

In Product Design at Purbrook Park School our philosophy is that all students will have the opportunity to develop practical and problem solving skills that are essential for everyday life and make them discerning and informed users of technology.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

During Year 7 and 8 we aim to allow students to develop practical skills and their safe use of the workshop equipment to achieve well-made quality products designed to meet a specified need. These projects include the use of standard workshop hand tools and machines. We offer fortnightly extra -curricular sessions which are designed to enrich the learning of skills taught during lessons.

Students learn these skills within a carousel environment, which means they get an experience of three Technology areas throughout each academic year. Currently students learn about Product Design, Food & Nutrition and Textiles.

Year 7 outline of scheme of work:

Product Design

Notelet/Phone Jungle Animal Holder

A practical skill based project where students learn to use a selection of hand tools to manufacture a Notelet/Phone Holder made from MDF and High Destiny Styrene.

Year 8 outline of scheme of work:

Product Design

LED Lamp

A practical skill based project where students build upon the techniques they learnt in Year 7. They will manufacture an LED Lamp using MDF, USB cable, LED light strip and the laser cutter. They will also learn the basics of soldering to produce a working LED Lamp.