Coursework - Design and Realisation

Design Briefs - Ordinary Level

1. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Design Briefs - Higher Level

1. 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.

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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.

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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.

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