Design Technology (Resistant Materials) at The De La Salle Academy
The study of Resistant Materials Technology focuses on the designing and making of ‘real-world’ products. Using
a variety of approaches students will be challenged to identify design needs and produce marketable solutions. This course will help you to understand and appreciate the design and manufacture process, making you a more discriminating purchaser. It will help
you to be creative in your approach and you will use computers to help with your design ideas and in creating products. You will learn about a range of materials and how they can be used effectively in manufactured products. You will also gain skills that
will be useful in a wide range of jobs, in further study of Design and Technology and in your personal life.
All students are taught how to use the ‘design process’: recognising needs, analysing the problem, drawing up specifications and generating and developing design solutions. They are also made aware of a wide range of materials and components and taught how to utilise them in product manufacture. The course is project based and requires each candidate to design and make a quality realisation to satisfy the coursework component.
Students have access to a wide range of machinery and equipment in the school workshop, including CAD/CAM, to manufacture their designs. The projects, along with their portfolios of design work, contribute 60% of the marks for the course. Students particularly enjoy the creative hands-on approach of this element of the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The De La Salle Academy directly.