1 GSCE Product Design, Controlled Assessment task (evaluation) Greenhill, Tenby.This guide is for both pages 13 and 14L Evans
2 Page 13 Note from the exam board Things you must include on page 13 Candidates are expected to produce a piece of continuous writing; they may use tables, bullet points or sub headings but need to write in full sentences.What general conclusions can you draw?Write about the project as a whole but make reference to specific features / eventsHow well does your design meet the need of the target audience? Why?Your time management, did you manage your time well? Why?Quality control issuesAny general difficulties you may have hadAny elements of success you have achievedThings you must include on page 13You need to write an evaluation of your product including the followingEvaluation against the specificationDoes your product meet each point on your specification? If it does not why not?You should be critical of your product when comparing it to your specification but it it equally important to be constructiveHighlight evidence from your product to show how it meets the specification point (if it does meet the specification point)Evaluation against the opinions of othersIf possible try to get the opinions of the people who you asked on page 4Do you agree with the opinions of the people you have asked about the product? If so why if not why not?Explain why the opinions of others are an important evaluation tool
3 Examples of what to include Write about each point from your specification, you need to say if your product meets the point or not and why.You must write in full sentencesThree possible sentence starters are shown, you may need to think of some more.Partner 1View of productPartner 2Do you agree with these points of view?Write a few sentences to describe your work under each headingWhat general conclusions are you able to draw?Time ManagementTarget audienceQuality control issuesGeneral difficulties / successI agree with my peers view on my product becauseI do not agree with my peers ideas becauseThe view of my partner will not allow me to develop my work because....My peers comments are helpful becauseMy peers comments are constructive because
4 Page 14 Note from the exam board Materials Time Candidates are expected to offer modifications and improvements if a second prototype was made.Candidates should reflect on the points on page 13 and use a series of annotated sketchesMaterialsCould you select more appropriate materials next timeTimeHow did having a time limit effect the manufacture? How could you improve the way you use timeThings you must include on page 14You need to show how you could improve your productFunctionHow could you improve the way the product works?DurabilityHow could you make the product more durableAestheticsHow could you improve the way the product looks?Quality of manufactureCould you improve the way the product was made?Processes you usedCould you have used more effective processes? Limited equipment / resourcesSafetyCould you improve the safety of your product? How?
5 How your page 14 should look MaterialsCould you select more appropriate materials next time1. Sketch an improved version of your product(you can be creative as you like as you are not going to have to manufacture it!)DurabilityHow could you make the product more durableTimeHow did having a time limit effect the manufacture? How could you improve the way you use timeFunctionHow could you improve the way the product works?AestheticsHow could you improve the way the product looks?Quality of manufactureCould you improve the way the product was made?Processes you usedCould you have used more effective processes? Limited equipment / resourcesSafetyCould you improve the safety of your product? How?For each heading describe the change you have made and why you have made it