1.  Objective

1.1  make objects

1.2  identify problems with, or undesirable effects of, a design during construction; propose and implement alterations as the object is made

1.3  develop craft-handling skills and techniques

1.4  use a range of tools

1.5  use a range of materials


2.  Recall

2.1  Brainstorm a wide range of objects in your immediate, local, national and international environment.

2.2  Make a list of objects in these environments and their purpose.

2.3  Add the following categories to your list: form, stability, materials.

2.4  Identify relationships between form, stability and the different materials used in these objects.

2.5  List the relationships between form, stability and the different materials used in these objects.

2.6  Brainstorm an object you would like to build.

2.7  Identify the form, stability and different materials required to build this object.

2.8  Calculate the measurements and scale of your object.

2.9  Sketch the designs of your object from the following perspectives: Side, Top and Front.

2.10  Create a model of the object you wish to build.

2.11  Get feedback from other people about your model.

2.12  Use this feedback to redesign your object.

Create your object.  You are required to:

2.13  Do at least three of the following:

tying knots, marking and cutting, joining and fastening, making holes, weaving and plaiting, strengthening structures using struts, linking objects with adhesives, simple card hinges, triangular joining, dowel joints,

2.14  Using at least one of the following:

hammer, G clamp, hand drill, junior hacksaws, measuring devices, rotary cutter, simple paper clip and drawing pin switch for electric currents

2.15  Constructed from at least two of the following:

wood, lollipop sticks, clothes pegs, various thicknesses of card, sheet plastic, dowels, matchsticks, Lego Technic, Meccano, fabrics, fibres and plastics


3.  Performance

Create a presentation/poster/video narrative including the following:

3.1  Sketches of your object.

3.2  Models of your object.

3.3  A design sheet that includes:

Simple elevations.

Measurements and scale.

Equipment required.

Aesthetic features.




3.4  Feedback from other people about your model.

3.5  Evidence of feedback being used in redesigning your object.


4.  Assessment

Your artefacts will be evaluated on the following: (100%)


4.1  Your design plan and the different features you included. (10%)

4.2  Your sketches of your object. (10%)

4.3  Your models of your object.  (10%)

4.4  Evidence of users feedback being used in your design.  (10%)

4.5  The clarity and design of your presentation/poster/video.  (10%)


4.6  The stability, form and materials used in your object. (10%)

4.7  The form of your object.  (10%)

4.8  The choice of materials used in your object.  (10%)

4.9  The quality of craft-skills used to build your obect.  (10%)

4.10  The aesthetics and creativity of your object.  (10%)