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    As my end of year 10 mock I'm doing the 2016 paper for AQA product design. Anyone that's just sat it, how was it?
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    As my end of year 10 mock I'm doing the 2016 paper for AQA product design. Anyone that's just sat it, how was it?
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    I haven't done the exam, but we've done mocks, and just make sure you have some research into the design brief and context to give yourself a real range of ideas - create a mood board/collage or whatever. Next, when it comes to the 8 and 10 mark answers, make sure that you plan it out before you begin writing as issues in grammar and structure can move you between mark bands. On the development question, make sure you mention specific materials, along with justifications and varnishes - even if you use acrylic, say it doesn't need a finish.

    And, you might not be doing the 2016 mock, you might be doing the 2016 context as a mock and the school will readily make a paper/get one from somewhere just on the theory work you've done. If you are doing the 2016 one, don't cheat yourself, it's a mock and cheating will get you nowhere.

    EDIT: Are you doing product design or Resistant materials, because my comments are based upon RM.
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