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Resistant Materials

What is Resistant Materials?  


This examination coursework involves designing and making a product in 3D from a range of materials. Students are given the opportunity to choose from a range of design briefs that are set by the exam board and written in such a way that they cater for all students individual strengths. For completion of the coursework students will be expected to complete a thorough design folio which will investigate and analyse the design context leading to a thorough research strategy and investigation of the problem. They will then produce a range of ideas for a design solution choosing and developing their best design (including modelling and modifications) to a completed prototype in 3D. This would then be tested and evaluated thoroughly as part of the process. 60% of the GCSE is based on your design and research folder and final product. This will be a minimum of 20 detailed pages and the final product will be constructed to a high standard. You will be expected to work after school to complete practical work.

40% of the GCSE is a two hour exam paper testing your designing and construction knowledge.  Exam revision and commitment are essential min 15 hours.


Projects I might expect to do:

Foundation skills in wood, making a wall mounted storage unit.

Foundation skills in metal and engineering, making a garden trowel.

CAD CAM plastics project using 2d design software

Controlled Assessment Task (Coursework) from a selection of projects offered by AQA


If you would like to discuss the work that we do or further information about the RM curriculum then please contact Miss H Bennett at bennetth@carter.poole.sch.uk



KS3 RM Curriculum .pdf 533KB KS3 Curriculum Overview
KS4 RM Curriculum Overview.pdf 355KB KS4 Curriculum Overview
Year 11 D&T Mock Revision.pdf 50KB Year 11 D&T Mock Revision
Knowledge Organiser_wood.pdf 9152KB Knowledge Organiser Wood
Knowledge Organiser_plastic.pdf 3996KB Knowledge Organiser Plastic
Knowledge Organiser_metal.pdf 2484KB Knowledge Organiser Metal



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