Archive for the ‘Assessment and Engagement’ Category

I have chosen to grade myself throughout the course of the year to assess and mark my progress and engagement within the various areas of the audit.  This should also give me an indication of the areas I need to concentrate on so that I am working at a competent equal level on all fronts.  The grading will start with a the number I feel I deserved at the start of the course followed by the number I feel I am working at currently.  This will give me an indication of the progress  I have made throughout the course of the year.  The system is as follows:

0 = No previous knowledge of  or experience within the subject.

1 = I have heard of the area but have not experienced dealing with the subject matter first hand.

2 = I have actively researched and demonstrated practical knowledge of the subject and work to a competent level.

3 = I feel competent within the subject area and have a good command of various techniques and strategies and I am able to demonstrate these to a high standard.

4=  I feel I have exercised all areas of the specified subject and have no more to learn.

Ideally I want to at least be at a level of 2 -3 in all sections by the end of the year working towards a 3-3.5 by the end of the course.  Learning is an ongoing process that will continue throughout my career so a level 4 is near enough impossible as the areas of the audit are extremely broad although I can but try.

  • C1  Work with design briefs and specifications     2———-2———-3
  • C2  Conduct effective research     2———-2———-3
  • C3  Use of product analysis and disassembly procedures 1———-1———-2.5
  • C4  Create innovative and functional designs     2———-2———-3
  • C5  Familiarity with computer aided design and modelling     1———-2———-3
  • C6  Command of visual communication techniques     2———-2.5———-3
  • C7  Construction of working drawings     1———-2———-3
  • C8  Familiarity with product modelling techniques   1———-2———-2.5
  • C9  Understanding of packaging design     2———–2———-2
  • C10  Application of quality control and quality assurance     1———-2———-2.5
  • C11  Awareness of sustainability issues and wider impact     1———-2———-3
  • C12  Track project budgets and costs     1———-2———-2.5
  • C13  Use of ergonomic and anthropometric data     1———-1———-2.5
  • C14  General use of ICT     1———-2———-3
  • C15  Knowledge of history of design     1———2———-2.5
  • Systems and Control
  • S1  Using a systems approach to circuit design     0———-1———-2
  • S2  Create and interpret circuit diagrams     1———-2———-2.5
  • S3  Design basic circuits using discrete components     0———-2———-2.5
  • S4  Design basic digital circuits     0———-1———-2.5
  • S5  Use software for circuit simulation     0———-2———-2.5
  • S6  Use prototyping techniques for testing circuits     0———-1———-2.5
  • S7  Use software to design pcbs     0———-1———–1
  • S8  Small scale production of functional circuits          0———-2———-2.5
  • S9  Use and combine commercial modules          0———-0———-1.5
  • S10  Create and interpret flow charts     0———-2————2
  • S11  Work with programmable systems     0———-2———-3
  • S12  Create fault-finding, test and calibration procedures     0———-1———-2.5
  • S13  Design and analyse basic mechanical systems          0———-1———-2
  • S14  Design and analyse basic structures     0———-1———-2
  • S15  Health and safety     0———-2———-2.5
  • Resistant Materials
  • R1  Classification and structure of materials     1———-2———-2.5
  • R2  Working properties of materials     1———-2———-2.5
  • R3  Effects of combining materials     1———-1———-2
  • R4  Components     1———-1———-2
  • R5  Marking out techniques     1———-2———-3
  • R6  Joining techniques     1———-2———-3
  • R7  Shaping techniques     1———-2———-2.5
  • R8  Finishing techniques     1———-2———-2.5
  • R9  Machining     1———-1———-2
  • R10  Heat treatment     1———-1———-1
  • R11  Computer aided manufacture     1———-2———2.5
  • R12  Integration of smart and modern materials     0———-1———-2
  • R13  Health and safety     1———-2———-3
  • Extension (KS4/5)
  • X1  Awareness of industrial processes
  • X2  Awareness of new and future developments
  • X3  Knowledge of micro/molecular principles
  • X4  Use of detailed data to aid in designing