Technical

S5 Higher - D & M

Mandatory Units
Design and Manufacture: Design
Design and Manufacture: Materials and Manufacturing

Recommended entry
Entry to this Course is at the discretion of the school. However, pupils would normally be expected to have attained a pass at National 5 Design and Manufacture.

The aims of the Course are to enable pupils to develop:

  • skills in design and in refining design proposals
  • practical skills in the planning and development of models and prototypes
  • sluation and researchkills in eva
  • knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and materials
  • an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing technologies on our environment and society

Design and Manufacture: Design
This Unit covers the processes of product design from brief to resolved design proposals and specification. It helps pupils develop skills in initiating, developing, articulating and communicating design proposals for products. It allows them to gain skills and experience in evaluating design proposals in order to refine, improve and resolve them. It allows them to develop an appreciation of design concepts and the various factors that influence the design and manufacture of products.

Design and Manufacture: Materials and Manufacturing
This Unit covers the processes of product design from design proposals to prototype. It allows pupils to gain skills in planning and making models and prototypes. It allows them to develop an appreciation of manufacturing practicalities. It allows them to strengthen an appreciation of the various factors that influence the design and manufacture of products. It allows pupils to consider the manufacturing techniques and processes that would apply to a design proposal in an industrial/commercial context.

In both Units, pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of design and manufacturing technologies and how these impact on our environment and society.

Assessment

Unit assessment
Units will be assessed on a pass/fail basis within centres. SQA will provide rigorous external quality assurance, including external verification, to ensure assessment judgments are consistent and meet national standards.

Course Assessment
To gain the award of the Course at Higher, the pupils must pass both Units as well as the Course Assessment which consists of a final exam and Assignment. The Course Assessment will be graded A to D.