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Hello,

For the benefit of my revision and perhaps to anyone else's, I have made a small but expanding blog for AS AQA Product Design. I thought posting a link for it here would be a good way to put the blog out there as there seems to be little resources for AQA Product Design on the internet.

pdaqa.wordpress.com

Any thoughts and feelings in terms to the content of the blog are encouraged so please feel free to get in touch: improving the blog is always important: the more minds the better.

Cheers and I hope to hear some thoughts!
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this.

Why not try posting in a specific subject forum- you might have more luck there.

Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses.

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Hey, this could be really helpful! I was wondering if I could write some blogs for it too as it would help me, thanks


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Hey, this could be really helpful! I was wondering if I could write some blogs for it too as it would help me, thanks


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Hello! Yes this would be great! It's quite daunting looking at trying to break the content down into smaller chunks so yes please!
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OMG I have my AS exams just weeks after Easter and was planning to do some revision in the holiday. This will most certainly help me so much, thank you !
Maybe just mention that despite there being very little presence in the past on smart materials, this is expected to increase due to the spec constantly putting more and more emphasis on these.
Thanks again,
Lee - Year 12
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Omg following, had AQA PD in the title so yeah hopefully will be useful x
OMG this looks so good!!! :eek: you are right, there aren't enough resources for PD so thank you!
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Out of interest...
What are you most confident you'll get a higher grade in ?
  1. Coursework
  2. Exam
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Hello! Yes this would be great! It's quite daunting looking at trying to break the content down into smaller chunks so yes please!
For such a small specification, there isn't half a lot of content to include I've found, which in my experience teachers don't tend to cover in enough detail


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Out of interest...
What are you most confident you'll get a higher grade in ?
  1. Coursework
  2. Exam
I'm really unsure. The one thing you should know is that I do not have a teacher for either the Coursework or Exam. On that basis I would say the exam would probably be better however, you can control the coursework element to a good grade I guess.

This is why I would love any input or criticism to the blog to keep all the information reliable and useful.
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Omg following, had AQA PD in the title so yeah hopefully will be useful x
OMG this looks so good!!! :eek: you are right, there aren't enough resources for PD so thank you!
No problem, if you have any questions or ideas then let me know!
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For such a small specification, there isn't half a lot of content to include I've found, which in my experience teachers don't tend to cover in enough detail


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I can't say I know in terms of teachers, but at A-Level I guess it's up to us to get the detail
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Hey,, I'm doing a level PD next year. How is it? Is it hard? How much time do you have to put in for the cw? Thanks

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Hey,, I'm doing a level PD next year. How is it? Is it hard? How much time do you have to put in for the cw? Thanks

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Hey, not gunna lie it's a lot of work, my coursework took from September and I finished just recently. On average I was working on the actual product for 8 weeks of that, working around 8 hours a week on it. Then there's all the writing which I'd keep on top of even when your e manufacturing because you don't want too much to do at the end. It's a lot of fun but time consuming none the less. The theory side of the course is very content heavy with a lot of processes and material properties so you need to be working on them throughout the year too. The theory is much less fun but we've all got to do it!
I'd say that most schools tend to focus on CW up until the very end and don't do much theory, if yours does equal split like mine that's great but if not I'd consider learning the content beside it. It's not hard per say for either units, it's just content heavy and very time consuming, such a good course though, I love it! It takes the stress out of your other courses for sure. Hope this helps ☺️


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Okay thank you!! What other courses are you doing? I'm doing Maths, Chemistry, Biology
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Okay thank you!! What other courses are you doing? I'm doing Maths, Chemistry, Biology
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Physics and chemistry too!


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is there anything similar for aqa a2 3d design as i am doing both as and a2

thanks
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Im retaking this exam. Hows everybody finding revision?
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Woah i've been looking for this thread and i've finally found it!
Not many people have posted here though.
I can't believe the exam is next week D:
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Does anybody know what might come up?
I got a feeling its gonna be metals and smart modern materials.
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created an account just to keep up with this thread, 1 week to go any last tips
also thanks for the blog analysing past papers
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