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  • 1. 2012. S54P Coimisiún na Scrúduithe Stáit State Examinations CommissionJunior Certificate Examination, 2012Materials Technology WoodCoursework - Design BriefsOrdinary Level and Higher Level200 marksThe Design Briefs for the Certificate Examinations 2012 are given overleafTHE COURSEWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE 27 APRIL 2012 1
  • 2. REGULATIONS FOR EACH CANDIDATE: 1. The coursework you submit for assessment must be your own individual work. 2. Your coursework must be executed in school under the supervision of your teacher. If you submit coursework which cannot be authenticated by your teacher, you will not receive any marks for either the artefact or the design folio. 3. When using research sources, including the Internet, the sources must be acknowledged. Research material copied directly from the Internet or from other sources and presented as your own work will not receive any marks. 4. You must submit your own individual, distinct coursework – both artefact and design folio.Instructions to Candidates: 1. Select one design brief from either the Ordinary Level or the Higher Level design briefs opposite. 2. The completed coursework should include a design folio which should contain: • Analysis of the selected design brief • Investigation/research relating to the proposed solution • Development of design ideas, their evaluation and preferred solution • Sketches, notations and working drawings required for the completion of the preferred solution • Evaluation of the design, its completion and the finished project. 3. The completed coursework - both artefact and folio - must be available for assessment by 27 April 2012. 4. Your Examination Number should be written clearly on both the completed artefact and on the design folio. 2
  • 3. Coursework - Design and Realisation Design Briefs - Ordinary Level1. Design and make a small decorative pull-along toy suitable for a young child. The toy should be safe when in use. It should have a cartoon character theme and be attractive to the child.2. Design and make an elegant artefact to hold and display containers for tea, coffee and sugar. Your design should be enhanced by the use of solid wood. The artefact should be hand-crafted and should complement the style of the existing kitchen.3. Design and make a wall-mounted artefact that provides an easy method for feeding small birds during the winter period. Protection from predators should be considered in the design and the artefact should also reflect a nature theme. Design Briefs - Higher Level1. Carefully placed lighting can greatly enhance the atmosphere of a living area. Design and make a compact table on which to place a small lamp. The table should be elegant in appearance and should display the functional simplicity of hand crafted joints. You should clearly explain how you minimised your carbon footprint in the design, selection of materials and in the processes used to manufacture the artefact.2. The Olympic ideal of a healthy mind, body and spirit expressed through participation in sport and exercise, motivates many young people to adopt an active lifestyle. Design and make an artefact which celebrates the importance of a healthy, activity-based lifestyle. The design should reflect a theme of health and personal achievement. The finished artefact should be elegant in its setting and be inspirational to behold.3. Many young people like to study in attractive and organised surroundings. Design and make a portable study organiser for use on a desktop. The artefact should be designed to hold a maximum of three textbooks. It should also incorporate a facility for holding drawing equipment and other small study items. Your design should be inspired by the sustainable ideal of doing more with less. This ideal should be reflected in the size of the artefact and in your choice of materials. 3
  • 4. INFORMATION TO CANDIDATES Allocation of Marks - Ordinary Level and Higher Level Marking Headings Ordinary Level Higher Level Analysis of Brief 10 10 Investigation/Research 10 10 Design Ideas/Solution 10 20 Sketches/Working Drawings 10 20 Evaluation 10 10 Folio Total 50 70 Fitness for Purpose 20 20 Appropriate use of Materials 10 10 Creativity 20 20 Demonstration of Skills 60 40 Quality of Finish 20 20 Overall Appearance 20 20 Realisation Total 150 130 TOTAL 200 marks 200 marks A simple model of a design process is shown below. It is recommended that you follow the sequence of such a design process. Analysis of selected brief Evaluation of Investigation/design and artefact Research Development of Manufacture of design ideas chosen solution Sketches, notations, working drawings 4