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Grade Ladder – Resistant Materials – Year 8 Portable Speaker

Year 8 Resistant Materials – Portable Speaker Project

Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 +
Research & Analysis Simple analysis of the brief. Basic questionnaire with some thought into the questions. Simple analysis.

Simple analysis of designers giving basic detail.

Collect information from one source to produce a market research mood board of your chosen shop/theme.

Good analysis of the brief which demonstrates an understanding of the project. Thoughtful questions asked in questionnaire with a good analysis.

Uses a variety of sources (2+) to produce a market research mood board of your chosen shop/theme.

Detailed analysis of the design process and brief.

Relevant and thoughtful questions asked in questionnaire with a detailed analysis explaining how the information gathered will help you.

Uses a wide variety of sources (3+) to produce a market research mood board of your chosen shop/theme.

Designing Produce 3 labelled design ideas, which match the brief and specification. Designs will reflect images from the market research homework and take into account the views of the consumer.

CAD design demonstrates some ability to use 2D Design software

Produce 4 design ideas, annotate and evaluate the parts, choice of materials, processes and the consumer. Designs will reflect images from the designer research and take into account the design brief and specification.

CAD design demonstrates a good ability to use 2D Design software with some independence.

Produce 4 creative and detailed design ideas. Clear explanations on how designs meet the design brief and specification criteria. Research will be used to develop and explain the design ideas.

CAD design demonstrates an exceptional ability to independently use 2D Design software

Making A portable speaker produced with some accuracy that is a reasonable quality and can be used. Product demonstrates a basic understanding of CAD/CAM.

All parts are soldered in correctly and safely. Some additional help needed.

A portable speaker  produced with some precision that is a good quality. Well assembled and decorated. Product demonstrates a good understanding of CAD/CAM. All parts are soldered in correctly and soldering is precise. Minimal help needed. An extremely high quality portable speaker produced. Fully functioning and well assembled. Excellent decoration and detail. Excellent understanding of 2D Design and CAD/CAM.

All parts are soldered in independently and soldering is precise. The circuit worked first time or you found the fault yourself and rectified it.

Evaluation Design Ideas – you are able to chose your best idea and explain your choice.

Final Product – You are able to identify what has worked well and what could be improved.

Design Ideas – you are able to evaluate design ideas against the brief and your specification.

Final Product – The portable speaker is tested and evaluated against the specification. You have explained how the portable speaker could be improved.

Design Ideas – you are able to evaluate design ideas against the brief and your specification in detail and explain how your research has helped you to design.

Detailed evaluation throughout the design process. Evaluation of the portable speaker in use and suggested improvements.