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Resistant Materials
 
 

Staff

Mr M Crockett - Learning and Teaching team leader
Miss A Scadding-Hunt

 


 
 


Key Dates:

Year 11 Mock Written Paper – December 2014

Year 10 Mock Written Paper – February 2015

 


Year 11 Designing and Making (Unit 2) – February 2015

Year 11 Written Paper (Unit 1) – June 2015

 
 

Resistant Materials at Key Stage 3:

A summary of the exciting learning experiences offered to Key Stage 3 pupils within the Design and Technology Faculty are stated below.

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Year 7

We aim for pupils to enjoy their learning and celebrate their individuality. This year the year 7’s will be improving on the skills learnt from previous schools.  The main focus is making projects using woods, metals and plastics. Pupils will develop skills in using 2D design and the laser cutter in creating their own personal memory sticks.  Pupils will create a portable mobile phone holder from aluminium (cutting with a hack saw, using tinsnips and shears, cold rolling and bending).  Other projects include a smart thermometer and a woodpecker project.


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Year 8

Pupils will design their own character/vehicle in a virtual world of their choice.  Google Sketch-up and Maya animation software will be used for designing.  Pupils will use the 3D printer to create their characters/vehicle, the laser cutter and other tools and equipment used to create their world.

Carrying on from the theme of woods, metals and plastics pupils will design and make a sustainable clock inspired by a chosen design movement. Pupils will design their own T-shirts and will print their own designs using the vinyl cutter and dye sublimation printer.


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Year 9

Pupils design and make their own jewellery, pendant or belt buckle using pewter casting. Pupils will create a storage facility for their jewellery/belt buckle and can choose what material they wish to use to make it (wood, metal and plastic).  Processes will vary from using the laser cutter, 3D printer and wood joinery. Pupils may use other materials to line the inside of their facility with felt, vacuum forming or mirrored acrylic.

The final project in year 9 will be a picture frame or mirror frame project. This project incorporates various woods and joints depending on ability (comb, dowel, miter joint).


Resistant Materials at Key Stage 4:

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In key stage 4 the pupils use their knowledge of tools and equipment to design and make their own brand of perfume and aftershave bottles.  They will design for a particular client. The project includes research which prepares pupils for the intensity of GCSE coursework.  Pupils also make a low voltage light (multi media – wood, metal and plastic) inspired by a designer they will choose from a visit to their London Design Museum.  Within this project pupils will be expected to produce engineering drawings and design their own circuitry.  Theory lessons are incorporated within the schemes of learning with technical drawing activities to prepare pupils for the exam and coursework.

Exam board course details : http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-4560

Assessment at GCSE:

Year 10

Mock written paper – 2 hours

Mock Design and Making Controlled Assessment Tasks

Year 11

Unit 1: Written Paper (45601): 2 hours – 120 marks – 40%

Unit 2: Design and Making Practice (45602): Approximately 45 hours – 90 marks – 60%

Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks

 

 

Useful Links

DT Website
GCSE Revision 1



Course aid
GCSE Revision 2