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Design and Technology - Resistant Materials at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy

Course description

The subject enables students: * to combine their designing and making skills with their knowledge and understanding, in order to design and make quality products. * to consider the effects and implications of technological activity. * to develop their design and technology capability through activities which involve a range of contexts, materials and processes which lead to practical results. * to have opportunities to develop practical ability and the confidence to design, make and modify products and systems for identified purposes. In addition it trains them to select and use material resources effectively. Students will design and make three dimensional work. They will learn about a range of materials and of their use in a range of practical contexts, during both the development and manufacture of products. Students will use a range of materials like wood, metal and plastic to make their products. Projects could be designing a clock, storage units, chairs, tables, toys, games and jewelry. Assessment and Coursework Coursework 60% Terminal Examination 40% The coursework marks are divided as follows: 20% for the design folder and 40% for the making project. The coursework is set from a range of projects compiled by the examination board. Students are expected to undertake a project by working through the design process. Students are required to apply their knowledge, understanding, design and making skills to produce a quality outcome and a well presented design folder.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Design and Technology or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to Design and Technology and Electronics such as an Technician, Electrician or Design Engineer. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years