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Resistant Materials

Resistant Materials

All students in KS3 study Resistant Materials for one hour every week. We focus on a range of skills which students need and that have a particular relevance to the 21st Century.
In D&T the emphasis is on teaching students to recognise and solve design problems by the use of different materials and technologies. Such skills as planning, investigating, analysing, and evaluating are as important as the practical skills needed to bring about the realisation of a student's ideas. Resistant Materials is a popular subject and it develops students’ creative and practical skills.
The topics in years 7, 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum where it encourages pupils to understand design problems, develop creative solutions and to make their final product a reality. We use a range of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture tools including our new 3D Printer and laser cutting facilities for all. We also have a well-equipped workshop and theory room.



Year 7

Term 1 | Pencil Holder

Term 2 | Book Cover

Term 3 | Moving Toy

*Health & Safety

*Brief and analysis

*Properties of materials

*Design Ideas

*Planning

*Workshop Tools and equipment

*Safety passport

*Making in workshop

*Literacy

*Evaluation

*Design Brief

*Colour wheel

*Rendering skills

*Type faces

*Analysis of books

*Specification

*Author information

*Design fonts

*Design cover

*Blurb

*Development of final idea

*Bookmark design

*Brief

*Product analysis

*Mood board

*Mechanisms

*Design ideas

*Final design

*Modelling

*Planning

*Workshop safety

*Evaluation

Year 8

Term 1 | Earphone Holder

Term 2 | Gumball Machine

Term 3 | Board Game

*Brief

*Product analysis

*Plastics research

*2D Design skills

*Design ideas

*Modelling

*Final CAD design

*Evaluation

*Literacy

*Pop art research

*Product Analysis

*Specification

*Wood research

*Design ideas

*Safety in the workshop

*Safety passport

*Making in workshop

*Evaluation

*Assessment

*Brief

*Game research

*Product Analysis

*Game Design

*Rules of game

*Plan

*Model

*Logo Design

*Packaging

*Evaluation

Term 9

Term 1 | Trinket Box

Term 2 | Architecture

Term 3 | Festival Project

*Brief

*Specification

*Product Analysis

*Understanding Materials

*Group Presentation

*Wood joint research

*Orthographic drawing

*Safety passport

*Making in workshop

*Evaluation

*Literacy


 


 

*One point perspective

*2 point perspective

*Architectural drawing

*Architectural design

*Anthropometric data and ergonomics

*Graph Design

*Model of building

*Natural and manmade structure

*Loads and forces

*Bridge structures

*Bridge design (Triangulation)

*Case study

*Protection of the environment

*Bridge testing

*Brief

*Festival Research

*Colour Research

*Logo Design

*Ticket layout (CAD)

*Merchandise design

*Poster and t-shirt design

*Group presentation

*Evaluation

 

GCSE Resistant Materials

What will I learn?
Learning is based on a variety of design and practical tasks in metal, wood and plastic. You will learn how designers design the weird and wonderful as well as the practical. Projects in CAD/ CAM will develop your skills in Computer Aided Design and Making and practical projects in enamelling, raising, forging and carpentry, will expand your making skills in preparation for your Controlled Assessment task in year 11.

How will I learn?
In year 10, you will complete a range of design and make projects, using wood, metal and plastic as well as CAD/CAM. The projects will follow the design process:
DESIGNING - investigation leading to the production of a variety of ideas which, after development, promotes the evolution of a design proposal in detail.
MAKING - selection and use of materials, processes, tools and equipment to produce high quality products;
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING - all aspects which aid the development of a designing and making capability but, specifically, those relating to materials and components, systems and control, structures, products and applications, quality and Health & Safety.

How will I be assessed?
In year 10 you will be assessed by your teacher at various stages in the project and will complete a final assessment at the end of each project. We follow the AQA syllabus and the GCSE is 60% Controlled Assessment and 40% external theory exam, the latter taking place at the end of year 11. AQA set the Controlled Assessment tasks and you will be given a range of tasks to choose from. Previous tasks include: jewellery, coffee table, garden project and storage and you will have 45 hours to complete a design folder and a practical outcome. This is worth 60% of your final grade. The external theory exam makes up the remaining 40% of your grade.

What can I progress to?
Engineering, construction, welding, blacksmithing, jewellery designer and maker, goldsmith, silversmith, teacher, lecturer, furniture maker, set designer, set constructer, toy designer and many, many more B.A Jewellery and Metalwork.

 

 

Further Information
Mrs Juliard
Email: cjuliard@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk or mcasey@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk