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Resistant Materials

Teaching Staff:

Mr N Smith
Mr L Fuller

The use of materials, e.g. wood, metal & plastics to produce a full sized product to, meet a need. This course is a balance between traditional material technology with the skills and knowledge needed to produce quality artefacts, and the latest in computer aided design and manufacturing techniques C.A.D. and C.A.M.

Students will be working with a variety of materials specialising in wood, metal or plastics for their final coursework. Students will analyse existing products, looking at their design, manufacture, the markets in which they are sold and the production techniques that are used to produce them.  These analytical skills are then used to develop their own project work and design.

The course will consist of a mixture of ‘design and make’ assignments, and specifically focused practical/design tasks that satisfy a particular need.  This will be in negotiation with the teacher and will account for 60% of the final mark.  The remaining 40% will be achieved by a terminal examination.