KS3, 4 & 5 Resistant Materials

The pupils will be taught the skills needed to be able to create and build the following:

Year 7: Mechanical Hook

In Year 7, pupils will complete a project where they design and make a mechanical coat hook. Pupils will:

  • Learn theory of wood, metal and plastic,
  • Learn about workshop health and safety
  • Learn how to use of basic workshop hand tools machinery
  • Learn the basics of working with wood, metal and plastic

Year 8: Night Light

In Year 8, pupils will complete a project where they design and make an electronic night light. Pupils will:

  • Develop knowledge of wood, metal and plastic,
  • Re fresh workshop health and safety
  • Develop use of workshop hand tools and machinery
  • Learn key electronic components
  • Learn how to solder an electronic circuit
  • Develop skills working with wood and plastic

Year 9: Speaker

In Year 9, pupils will complete a project where they design and make a AUX Speaker. Pupils will:

  • Advance their knowledge of wood, metal and plastic,
  • Develop use of workshop hand tools and machinery
  • Learn advanced electronic components
  • Re fresh learning on how to solder an electronic circuit
  • Work with more advanced materials

Year 10: Coursework Preparation

During Year 10, pupils will undertake various projects to develop their skills ready for their Year 11 studies.  This includes developing their theory knowledge for the exam as well as practical skills for the coursework. The projects include:

  • Hardwood inlay box
  • Copper and Brass Tea light
  • Electronic - iPod dock

Year 11: Coursework and Exam

In Year 11, pupils complete their Resistant Material GCSE, which compromises of coursework and exam which each have a 50% weighing.  The exam board we use is AQA.