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Head of Department: Mr Amar Virk
Resistant Materials Coordinator: Mr Philjeus Couloute

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

Year 7:

Domestic birds – Novelty Egg Holder

Types of wood and their properties, Thermoplastics & Thermosetting plastics, Access FM to write specification, mood board and specification to design 2 innovative ideas for their product, using tools and equipment for marking out and cutting, plastic forming processes, 2D design software.

Year 8:

Wild Bees –  Clock Project

Develop knowledge of materials including natural wood, manufactured boards & metal, develop skills in marking out, wasting (cutting) & finishing using a range of tools & processes, develop their skills in using CAD / CAM, research & analysis to generate & refine design ideas, develop skills in selecting & using a range of workshop tools to produce different permanent joints

Year 9:

City Farm Lamp Project

Using Access FM to write a measurable specification, develop research skills, develop understanding of temporary & permanent joining methods, develop skills in traditional card modelling, develop numeracy through accurate measuring & marking out, develop skills in using 2D through using a widening range of tools & functions, develop skills through the use of a  widening range of workshop tool & machinery

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

Year 10:

Mini GCSE projects to accompany core content

· Students will acquire subject knowledge in design and technology that builds on Key Stage 3, incorporating knowledge and understanding of different materials and manufacturing processes in order to design and make, with confidence, prototypes in response to issues, needs, problems and opportunities.

· Students learn how to take design risks, helping them to become resourceful, innovative and enterprising citizens. They should develop an awareness of practices from the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries.

· Through the critique of the outcomes of design and technology activity, both historic and present day, students should develop an understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world and understand that high-quality design and technology is important to the creativity, culture, sustainability, wealth and wellbeing of the nation and the global community.

Year 11:

Mini GCSE projects to accompany core content

· Students will acquire subject knowledge in design and technology that builds on Key Stage 3, incorporating knowledge and understanding of different materials and manufacturing processes in order to design and make, with confidence, prototypes in response to issues, needs, problems and opportunities.

· Students learn how to take design risks, helping them to become resourceful, innovative and enterprising citizens. They should develop an awareness of practices from the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries.

· Through the critique of the outcomes of design and technology activity, both historic and present day, students should develop an understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world and understand that high-quality design and technology is important to the creativity, culture, sustainability, wealth and wellbeing of the nation and the global community.

Extra Curricular/Additional Information

Year 11 students have an extension class once every two weeks