Product Design Gcse Coursework Examples Of Idioms

Salut Sarah,

Je me présente. Je m’appelle Céline et j’habite à Cannes dans le sud de la France. Mon anniversaire, c’est le trente avril et j’ai dix-sept ans. Je ressemble à ma mère parce que j’ai les cheveux blonds et les yeux verts, par contre, j’ai un bon sens de l’humour comme mon père. À mon avis, je suis sympa et bavarde, mais je peux être timide.

Dans ma famille, il y a six personnes : mon père, ma mère, mes deux frères, ma sœur et moi. Je m’entends bien avec ma sœur et je passe beaucoup de temps avec elle. Nous nous intéressons à la musique et nous chantons et dansons dans ma chambre. En revanche, je me dispute toujours avec mon petit frère qui s’appelle Frédéric. Il m’embête et je le trouve égoïste parce qu’il aime être le centre d’attraction. Nous ne nous entendons pas bien.

Ma meilleure amie s’appelle Marie. Elle est très gentille et généreuse. On aime les mêmes choses donc on s’entend vraiment bien. Nous passons beaucoup de temps ensemble et aimons aller au cinéma ou faire les magasins le week-end. C’est super d’avoir une si bonne copine !

Le week-end dernier, c’était l’anniversaire de mon père et nous sommes allés au restaurant pour dîner avec toute la famille. J’ai fait un gâteau au chocolat pour lui parce que c’est son gâteau préféré. Nous avons beaucoup mangé et mon père a bu beaucoup de vin rouge. Après avoir mangé, nous sommes rentrés à la maison. C’était très amusant.

L’année prochaine, j’irai à l’université pour étudier les maths. Quand j’aurai ma licence, je chercherai un emploi et j’espère trouver mon copain idéal. À l’avenir, je voudrais me marier et avoir des enfants.

Et toi ? As-tu beaucoup d’amis ? Tu t’entends bien avec ta famille ? Qu’est-ce que tu vas faire plus tard dans la vie ?

À bientôt,



Hi Sarah,

Let me introduce myself. I am called Céline and I live in Cannes in the south of France. My birthday is on the 30th April and I am 17 years old. I look like my mum because I have blonde hair and green eyes however I have a good sense of humour like my dad. In my opinion I am kind and talkative but I can be shy.

In my family there are six people; my dad, my mum, my two brothers, my sister and me. I get on well with my sister and I spend a lot of time with her. We are interested in music and we sing and dance in my bedroom. On the other hand I always argue with my little brother, who is called Frédéric. He annoys me and I find him selfish because he likes to be the centre of attention. We don’t get on.

My best friend is called Marie. She’s very kind and generous. We like the same things therefore we get on really well. We spend a lot of time together and we like to go the cinema or go shopping at the weekend. It’s great to have such a good friend!

Last weekend it was my dad’s birthday and we went to the restaurant to have dinner with all the family. I made a chocolate cake for him because chocolate cake is his favourite. We ate lots and my dad drank a lot of red wine. After eating, we went home. It was fun.

Next year I will go to university to study Maths. When I get my degree, I will look for a job and I hope to find my ideal boyfriend. In the future I would like to get married and have children.

And you? Do you have a lot of friends? Do you get on well with your family? What are you going to do later in life?

See you soon,


Product Design GCSE is 60% Controlled Assessment, and 40% ExamNorlington Boys do AQA GCSE Product Design

Year 11 Product Design 2015-16

– Key Dates

Coursework final hand-in: Thursday March 24th 2016

Exam: Monday June 27th, 9am

 – Exam Revision 2016

Excellent site here to help you prepare for the exam

Prezi about materials

Prezi about Smart and Modern Materials



– Year 11 Homeworks

Cycle 1 homework for year 11 Product Design

Cycle 2 homework for year 11 Product Design

Cycle 3 homework for year 11 Product Design

– Templates

Template 2016

NEW: Coursework How-to guide

IKEA Children’s Products

Section 1 Investigation Photos

Section 2 Development Photos: Alternative link

Mr Parkinson Section 2

Mr Parkinson New Photos

Section 3 Making Photos

Section 4 Testing Photos


Year 10 Product Design

Cycle 1 homework for year 10 Product Design

Cycle 2 homework for year 10 Product Design

Cycle 3 homework for year 10 Product Design


Year 9 Product Design

Cycle 1 homework for year 9 Product Design

Cycle 2 homework for year 9 Product Design

Cycle 3 homework for year 9 Product Design


Examples of Coursework

A* Product Design 2014

Low A Example

B Grade Example

C Grade Example


Past Papers:

2013 Question Paper  + Mark Scheme

2012 Question Paper  + Mark Scheme

2011 Question Paper  + Mark Scheme

2010 Question Paper  + Mark Scheme


Past Papers Topic and Marks Analysis

Materials and components131513181412
Product Analysis616646
Volume Production in School27252517272421
Human factors102411
Product Maintenance42
ICT in designing and making1410121269
Commercial Production0
Design History71010158
Marketing and Advertising511107
Communicating Ideas84


laser model chair template




Product Design Topics

Quality Control


*Product Evolution

*Milk containers: bottle; plastic jug; bag


Health & Safety


*Material properties & combinations

IKEA and flat pack, knock down fittings

*Batch production in school

*Risk Assessments; second link

Inclusive design

*BSI Kitemark

*Legislation: Toy Safety Act

*Bicycle safety features

Anthropometrics and ergonomics in design

ce and other symbols

ICT in manufacture

*ICT in Designing

Just in time production: revision cards

Design a child’s chair in the style of Memphis

Produce enough information for 3rd party manufacture

Materials and their sources

*Product Miles (the same principle as Food Miles)

*Carbon footprint


New and Smart materials

Product marketing

Manufacturing in school

Templates, moulds, jigs, formers & dies

batch production

Environmental considerations

Music player design evolution

Modelling and prototyping in the design process

ICT in developing ideas

*Materials used in packaging: more materials used in packaging

*Market research;methods of market research

*Fourdrinier paper making process

*Print finishes for packaging

*Design Movements: Bauhaus, Memphis, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, De Stijl

*Retro Styling

*Drawing Techniques: perspective, isometric, 3rd angle orthographic


Manufacturing Wooden Products






Block Model Prototypes (click here for alternative Evernote version)

Biomimicry (click here for alternative Evernote version)

Chair Design (click here for alternative Evernote version)

Design Sketches

Creative Packaging

Thermochromic Ink in Products


For inspiration watch these videos:

boomerang chairinteresting chairSketchChair


ACE is a framework for analysing products. ACE stands for:






What shape is it? What does it resemble? What colour is it?

Is it beautiful? What is the theme?

Why is it that shape? Why is it that colour?


How is it made? What materials are used? Is it strong?

Are the materials cheap or expensive?

Can it be repaired? How many have been made?

Is it mass produced? Is it a one-off?

What is the level of production?


Is it comfortable?

Is it easy to use?

Can everyone use it?


Carlton Bookcase, by Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Design


Bold primary and pastel colours. Sharp, jagged shapes, with a stick man figure standing on the top. Patterns cover hard geometric shapes.


This is a one-off (like all Memphis Design), and is made from cheap materials: chipboard and MDF, covered with plastic laminate. The black triangles help support the whole structure.


Angular book-ends would damage books and triangular shapes would be fairly useless at storing books. Like a lot of Memphis design, this piece is primarily about aesthetics.

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