Design Technology – Resistant Materials at Key Stage 3
In year 7 and year 8 pupils will complete two or three projects each school year. These projects are linked along with food and textiles to cover the national curriculum. All projects involve making a product and the technical knowledge that goes along with this, as well as that, each project will focus on designing and/or evaluating.
The projects in RM are:
Baseline test – which covers:
Animal themed jigsaw, focusing in hand skills and finish.
Pop art inspired picture frame focusing on hand skills, working to a theme and creating a range of quality models.
Headphone wrap, focusing on CAD, the laser cutter and 2D design.
Ro-Block, focusing on more complex hand and machine tools as well as a quality paint finish.
Graphics based project, focusing on drawing and rendering skills as well a presentation.
GCSE in 3D Design
Three-dimensional Design is an interesting and exciting course, concerned with the designing, prototyping, modelling or making of functional and aesthetic consumer products, interiors and architecture. Students should engage with appropriate processes, materials and construction techniques, using maquettes, models and working drawings to help take their initial ideas through to realisation.
Students will also understand that Three-dimensional Design practitioners may work within a small team environment or work as freelance practitioners. They may be responsible for a particular aspect of the Design or Production process or for the entire design cycle. They will need good communication skills in order to liaise with clients and to promote themselves as three-dimensional designers.
3D design requires students to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding listed below through practical application of skills to realise personal intentions relevant to 3D design.
Students will be required to know and understand:
Why study this subject?
Study this subject if you are interested in any/all of the below:
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to:
Three Dimensional Design is a popular and challenging A-Level course open to all who achieve a good grade in GCSE Product Design or 3D design. This A-Level supports applications to a number of degree courses at University, including Engineering, Design, Art, Architecture and many more.
How much homework will I have to do?
You will have to complete one piece of homework every week. However, you will also be expected to continually develop your understanding independently as well as using the independent learning opportunities available on SharePoint.
Where can I find out more about this qualification?
Speak with anyone in the Design Technology department. Alternatively you can look at the AQA website. www.aqa.org.uk.