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KS4 Resistant Materials

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

Resistant Materials GCSE Welsh Board GCSE

This course is designed to develop an awareness of the nature and significant importance of Design and Technology in a rapidly changing society. It enables students to develop their application of knowledge, skills and understanding of Resistant Materials within an overall design and make based approach. This course combines practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices

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Year 9
                         Topic:           Skills:
Autumn


 
Introduction to KS4 Technology.
Controlled assessment overview.
Clock Design & Make Project.
P10, P11.
  • Analysing designers, properties of plastics, clock design, CAD design development, laser cutting, finishing plastics, line bending, vinyl cutting and assembly.
Spring


 

Rocking Figure Ornament Project.
P11, P14.

 

  • Properties of metals, design specifications, working drawings, orthographic drawing, design development, metal shaping, finishing, brazing, threading, CAD design and laser cutting.
Summer


 
Trophy Design Project.
P1, P5.

 
  • Design development, 2D and 3D CAD with Sculptris, Sketchup and Creo.
  • Modelling, prototyping, uses of CAM and commercial manufacture.
Year 10
                         Topic:           Skills:
Autumn



 
Coat Hook Project & Bottle Opener Project.
P2, P7.


 
  • Thermoplastics, isometric drawing, jigs and formers, thermoforming, cutting and finishing plastics. Product analysis, design development, cutting and shaping and finishing metal, vacuum forming.
Spring

 
Wooden Box Project.
P7, P9, P12, P13, P14.
 
  • Design, rendering materials, properties of wood, planning, wood joints, assembly, hinges and fixings, pewter casting, CAD/CAM, finishes.
Summer

 
Furniture Design Project.
P3, P4, P8, P10.
 
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics, design process, modelling/prototyping, laminating, adhesives, designers, scales of production.
Year 11
                          Topic:           Skills:
Autumn


 
Controlled Assessment. 60% of the GCSE grade will be obtained through completing the design brief set by the WJEC examination board.
  • Research, analysis, specifications, design development, material properties, costing, finishes, 3D presentation, orthographic drawing, planning, construction and critical evaluation.
Spring


 
Controlled Assessment. 60% of the GCSE grade will be obtained through completing the design brief set by the WJEC examination board.
  • Research, analysis, specifications, design development, material properties, costing, finishes, 3D presentation, orthographic drawing, planning, construction and critical evaluation.
Summer

 
Theory revision for the end of year examination.
40% of the GCSE grade.
  • Revision of the specification set by the WJEC examination board.