Resistant Materials Technology
The central intent behind the Technology curriculum is to ensure students develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. The curriculum is ambitious and promotes and encourages students to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs and other aspects of a design brief.
Wherever possible, the curriculum is structured to link to work to other subject areas such as mathematics, science, computing and art. The curriculum also enables links to English and development of literacy skills through opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology projects and products.
Students follow the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study for Design & Technology that involves designing & making tasks.
Through practical work students develop knowledge & understanding of tools and learn skills such as how to shape materials.
Students develop a variety of design skills such as free-hand sketching, tonal rendering, perspective and isometric drawing, 3D modelling, research & analysis, developing ideas, planning and evaluation.
Students also have access to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to design and manufacture products.
Students follow a number of projects which are designed to cover the skills from the Programme of study. Each project is awarded a level on completion.