Resistant Materials is a workshop based course which involves students in developing a range of skills in designing and working with woods, metals and plastics.
Students investigate a variety of materials and products. They design and make several products and in doing so gain knowledge of the properties and manufacturing characteristics of materials. The development of high quality craft skills is strongly emphasised throughout the course.
Students become familiar with industrial applications and learn to develop computer generated design ideas and manufacture parts of their project using the CAD/CAM facilities in school.
Project work is undertaken within a variety of areas, for example:-
- Mechanical Toys.
- Education Toys including those for disabled children.
- Sports Equipment.
- Mobiles and Wind Chimes.
- Storage solutions.
Assessment is in the form of a written paper (40%) and coursework (60%). The coursework involves a design and make project which involves students in the production of a design folder and the realisation of the finished product.
Examples of Student’s Work