Design and Technology Theory Exam Revision

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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
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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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