D & T Resistant Materials

SUBJECT

Design and Realisation

TEACHER IN CHARGE

Mrs J Wheat

WHAT COURSE DO I FOLLOW?

Edexcel Resistant Materials Technology

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

D&TStudents will have the opportunity to tackle a range of projects in different construction materials. The design aspect of the course enables them to improve their understanding of the basic design process, to develop their ability to solve problems in a logical and creative way and to evaluate the success of their realised solutions.Through investigations and their involvement in practical work, students are expected to gain a fundamental knowledge of materials – particularly wood, metal and plastic. They will learn about tools, equipment and processes and they should improve their levels of skill.

Students will be taught about the importance of safety and it is anticipated that they will adopt safe working habits.

Presentation skills will include graphics which will involve the production of computer generated drawings as well as freehand and formal drawing. Students will be encouraged to make full use of our CAD/CAM facilities to realise their designs.

DETAILS OF FORMAL EXAMINATION

At the end of the course there is a 1.5 hour examination carrying 40% of the marks. The exam techniques will also be practised during the course.

COURSEWORK DETAILS

Students must submit one quality project, designed and then made in resistant materials. 60% of the final mark is given for the folder and practical work.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students must equip themselves with protective clothing (aprons) and either provide materials or contribute towards the cost of materials when completed projects are taken home.

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