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Course Title: Resistant Materials

Exam Board: AQA (60% coursework and one examination 40%)

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Entry Requirements (if appropriate): Not Applicable

Contact: Subject Specialist Miss H Pestell
Head of Department Mrs K. Rutherford

Course Aims:

Students will be given the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge, skills and understanding through:
• Analysing and evaluating products and processes.

• Engaging in focused tasks to develop and demonstrate techniques.
• Engaging in strategies for developing ideas, planning and producing products.
• Considering how past and present design and technology , relevant to a designing and making context, affect society
• Recognising the moral, cultural and environmental issues inherent in Design and Technology.

Course Description
This GCSE focuses on designing and making products using a range of resistant materials and equipment. This course will extend the skill levels of the student using both hand tools and workshop machinery whilst bringing in CAD/CAM to enhance GCSE capabilities. A folder of design work leading to a finished product will account for 60% of the final grade.

Possible Future Career Pathways
If you are considering a career with any practical applications, this course will be suitable.