Design and Technology Theory Exam Revision

This is a booklet for Design and Technolgy Theory Exam, there are questions that are needed to be answered. Fill the boklet out for quick notes on each question asked. It tells you what they will generally ask you in the exam.

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  • Created on: 17-03-09 19:54

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Preparing for the
Higher paper

Brian Russell

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Tip 1 ­ Be equipped

You will need:
· Blue or black pen (take a spare)
· Pencil (take a sharpener)
· Coloured pencils (a range)
· 300mm Ruler
· Eraser


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Tip 2 ­ Pace yourself

Don't rush
· Read the questions carefully
· Spend approximately a minute per mark
Don't waste time
· Don't use colour until you have
completed the written questions
· Improve drawings if time allows


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Multiple choice

· If the question asks for four responses
from eight, have a go at the lot!
· Examiners mark them all and award up
to the maximum mark so it is always
worth having a go at more than the


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Tip 3 ­ Materials/components
· Where do materials come from?
· Are they renewable/non-renewable?
· How are materials classified (grouped)?
· What properties do different materials have?
· What are components and why are they
· Stock forms available?
· Why are materials combined?
· Surface finishes?

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Paper and card compulsory

What you need to know:
· Where it comes from
· How it is made
· Properties of different papers/cards
· How products are cut from paper/card
· How is it printed


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Cutting Paper/card

I Cut ­ Die Cut
(creasing done with rounded blade)

Foam layer
Card to be cut

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Offset lithography

· Flat aluminium plates (specially treated)
· Photographically exposed then wrapped around roller
· Exposed parts attract water
· Non exposed parts allow ink to stick
· Print onto plain roller to reverse image
· Transfers to card or other materials


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Flexographic printing

· uses a printing plate made of rubber, plastic, or
some other flexible material.
· Ink is applied to a raised image on the plate, which
transfers the image to the printing
Printing cylinder Impression cylinder

Anilox roller

Fountain roller

Ink Trough


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Tip 4 ­ Design methods

Research methods
Market research 910

On/Off 92

Product Analysis
Consumer trials
Modelling and testing
Mock-ups/prototypes Sony
Specifications (design, product, manufacturing)



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