(Design & Technology Faculty)
A video recorder that’s easy to programme or a desk that’s just right for the home computer…. good design makes things easier and more enjoyable to use. Resistant Materials lessons give pupils the opportunity to investigate how well familiar products and objects work, and who they’re really aimed at. By answering questions such as ‘Is this the right tool for the job?’ they learn how to solve problems skilfully, creatively and with imagination.
The course will help you understand about the design and manufacture of many common household items, making you more able to appreciate what has gone on before a product reaches the customer. It will help you to be creative in your approach and you will use computers to help with your design ideas and in manufacturing your product. You will learn about a range of materials, tools and equipment.
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|GCSE D&T Resistant Materials||J306|
This GCSE is an innovative and imaginative qualification reflecting the contemporary use of materials and information technology.
It will help you understand and appreciate the design of products and how they’re made. It will encourage you to recognise the contribution you can make to the environment through careful consideration and selection of sustainable resources. What’s more, you’ll gain skills that will be useful in a wide range of jobs, in further study of Design and Technology and in life. This course includes looking at sustainable design, innovations in design and how future designs will impact on the world in which we live. You’ll learn about using about using resistant materials- principally wood, metal, plastic, smart and modern materials and associated pre-manufactured components. You’ll analyse products and the processes used to make them, and work practically with the relevant tools and equipment.
The course will help you improve your research and investigation skills, sketching, making and modelling. You’ll learn about sustainable design, considering products, the environment, society and the economy.
The course contains both written external assessed exams and internal assessed written controlled assessments. For each unit you will receive a grade from A* to G and then an overall grade for the whole course, which will be from A* to G.
Unit 1: Introduction to Design & Making
Internally assessed Controlled assessment 20 hours 30% of final grade.
Unit 2: Sustainable Design
Externally assessed Written exam 1 hour 20% of final grade.
Unit 3: Making Quality Products
Internally assessed Controlled assessment 20 hours 30% of final grade
Unit 4: Technical Aspects of Designing & Making
Externally assessed Written exam 1 Hour 15 minutes 20% of final grade.