Coursework - Design and Realisation

Design Briefs - Ordinary Level

1. Design and make an artefact to store and display items of jewellery in an attractive manner.
The artefact should be hand-crafted from solid woods and should be able to accommodate a range of different jewellery items. It should be pleasing to look at and be lightweight and sturdy.

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2. Design and make an attractive clock for use in your home.
The design should be unique and be inspired by a major sporting event of your choice. The clock should be compact and elegant in appearance and should complement its surroundings.

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3. Design and make a small footstool suitable for use when playing console games.
The footstool should be well proportioned and should incorporate a facility to store a minimum of six games. The maximum dimension of storage unit should not exceed 400mm.

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Design Briefs - Higher Level

1. Wood is a natural tactile material that encourages a child's exploration of their environment.
Design and make an attractive educational toy suitable for use by a young child. The toy should incorporate a device or mechanism to aid the child's sensory development through play. You should demonstrate clearly how you addressed health and safety issues in your design.

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2. Many young people admire iconic figures who inspire and motivate them in their lives.
Design and make an artefact that could be presented to such a person or group and which reflects their inspirational and motivational characteristics. The artefact should be enhanced by the natural beauty of complementary solid woods.

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3. Wooden items of elegant proportions, which portray the inherent beauty of this natural material, enhance any home.
Design and make a slimline wall-mounted unit to safely store a range of first-aid items. The unit should incorporate hand-crafted joints and should harmonise with its surroundings. It should include a small removable facility for essential items for use in the event of an emergency. The maximum dimension of storage unit should not exceed 450mm.

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