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    What theme would you choose from the below, considering you would have to make a prototype which fits into that theme, any why?

    The task for this unit is for the candidate to produce a prototype product, capable of evaluation and a concise portfolio of work to support the designing and modelling process.

    Candidates must select one of the following themes as a starting point for the task.

    Centres are permitted to contextualise the theme and starting point appropriately to reflect centre or community resource and access to local business and industry that may add realism to the candidates’ work.

    Teachers are required to ensure that candidates do not pursue the same ‘theme’ for their work as submitted or intended for submission for Unit A563.

    Teachers must mark the task using the marking criteria provided in Appendix B (Unit A561) of this specification.
    In order to skilfully design and make their prototype product, candidates should refer to the content of Unit A564 and use designing, planning, making, materials, tools, equipment and process as



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    storage- im currently doing that, its easy and doesnt take too much thinking. its basic, im doing it now and im making a desk-tidy which holds pens, pencils, books, rubbers and all that.

    I did storage when I was doing my Res Mat GCSE. Made a cabinet because I really needed something I could lock, and when I looked in hardware shops, I couldn't find anything like that.. so thought I'd make my own

    i chose a educational toy but i think the age range was 1-3 not quite sure. it had a CAD/CAM mechanism and was a pulley toy with different sized rings that would stack up. it was aimed at hand - eye coordinatination.
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