Design Technology: Resistant Materials
This course encourage students to be able to design and make products using a range of materials and techniques. Students will work independently on a range of practical activities at the start of the course and throughout key stage three designed to develop relevant skills required in the design and make process.
A working knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials are developed during the course, but other materials may be used in addition. The use of new technologies is encouraged in this course as they link directly with Engineering and other appropriate sectors.
This course is designed to foster awareness amongst candidates, of the need to consider sustainability and environmental impact of their designing.
Key Stage 4 Resistant Materials Technology (4562)
The course runs over two years and is divided into two areas: Unit 1 & Unit 2, as shown below.
Written paper: 2 hours (120 marks) 40% Examination based on pre-released material
Design and making practice: approximately 45 hours (90 marks) 60% A single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks.
This course provides an excellent route into related sectors such as manufacturing and engineering. It prepares students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.