Resistant Materials Key Stage 4

Pupils in Year 11 are completing GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials. This course enables pupils to develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

This specification requires students to develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged.

This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Pupils will take the exam for the remaining 40% in the summer of 2017.
We will not offer this GCSE for 2017-2018.

Year 10 Curriculum OverviewSubject ContentAssessment
Term 1Research and initial ideas:
- Context brief
- Task analysis
- Target market
- Mood board
- Product analysis
Research and initial ideas:
- Product analysis continued
- Specification
- Research summary
Students are given a booklet to record their progress. They will have an individual tracker as well as a class tracker to identify where they are up to. Students will also be provided with an assessment grid which shall be used to provide marking and feedback.
Term 2Development:
- Initial ideas x 2
- CAD development
Development continued:
- Modelling
- Client interview
Students are given a booklet to record their progress. They will have an individual tracker as well as a class tracker to identify where they are up to. Students will also be provided with an assessment grid which shall be used to provide marking and feedback.
Term 3Development continued:
- Final design
- Cutting list
Pre making and design proposal review:
- Plan of making
Students are given a booklet to record their progress. They will have an individual tracker as well as a class tracker to identify where they are up to. Students will also be provided with an assessment grid which shall be used to provide marking and feedback.
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewSubject ContentAssessment
Term 1Students will focus on the design development of a chosen product.Log book for STR/ EBI and tracker, where can students access the mark scheme for practical and written work. A creative product developed, whilst meeting AQA criteria.
Term 2Students will focus on evaluating their final product against coursework criteria of a chosen product.
Revision, all AQA specification criteria’s covered in short lessons. Exam paper preparation.
Log book for STR/ EBI and tracker, where can students access the mark scheme for practical and written work. A creative product developed, whilst meeting AQA criteria.
Term 3Revision, all AQA specification criteria’s covered in short lessons. Exam paper preparation.Pupils understanding and knowledge is developed and tested for exam.