Resistant Materials



Year 7

 Pupils design and make a stationery holder using pine and other resistant materials.

Aims of the project:

  • Learn to analyse other products to improve their own idea
  • Learn about wood and why it is such a valuable material
  • Introduce pupils to the workshop environment, developing their practical skills using workshop tools and equipment

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Year 8

Pupils design and manufacture a creative candle holder

Aims of the project:

  • To learn to design with limited materials
  • Develop their creativity when designing
  • Develop practical workshop skills further by using more advanced tools and equipment

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Year 9

Pupils design and make a Pewter casting and a presentation box to hold it.

Aims of the project:

  • Pupils will learn about industrial casting methods and carry out Pewter casting
  • They will develop their skills of working with a variety of materials: Pewter, Acrylic, MDF and Pine
  • Develop a logo and brand their product
  • Learn how to independently operate the laser cutter

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Resistant Materials provides pupils with the opportunity to work with a variety of materials such as Wood, Metal and Plastic. Pupils work with a wide range of hand tools and also develop their expertise with powered equipment so that they can produce more exciting products in shorter timescales.

Y10 is made up of fast paced learning of key skills through design tasks such as "design the mobile phone of the future" and also one full project that is made up of a design folder and a practical outcome.

Y10 Resistant Materials pupils start their GCSE coursework in March of Y10 and will complete it in the Spring Term of Y11. At this point they begin preparation for their exam.

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