'Create a learning environment that will encourage both creativity and innovation'
Miss I Collings (Teacher of DT - Specialism Product Design)
Key Stage 3
Pupils have the opportunity to work with a range of materials including wood, plastic and metal over the key stage. Pupils will begin with developing their simple measuring skills and using basic equipment to make a wooden robot. Later across the key stage pupils will develop their skills further to design and make items such as passive amplifiers and aerodynamic cars. Pupils will also learn to use a range of CAD programs.
Key Stage 4 - WJEC GCSE Resistant Materials
Resistant Materials is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them. Assessment consists of an exam worth 40% (one 2 hour paper) and coursework via Controlled Assessment worth 60%, which is a single design and make activity selected from a range of set tasks set by the examination board.