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Design & Technology (Resistant Materials Technology) at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

This is a two year course which requires you to produce and submit one portfolio which will demonstrate your creativity and flair when investigating, designing and making a product. Students will undertake a commercial design and make project that apply the knowledge and understanding of the subject. It will need to be sustainable in the environment.  

Course content

Students will be expected to develop knowledge of a wide range of resistant materials, graphical media, textiles, smart materials and manufacturing processes as well as knowledge of past designers. This is to be applied in their project. ICT will be integral to this course as will the ability to communicate graphically and by the written word. Students will be able to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impacts on today’s world. Students will have the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as they develop their own design brief with a client/end user.

Unit Outline Weighting

Written Exam Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology 50%

Coursework Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project 50%

Entry requirements

Good general GCSE grades including a B or above in a Design and Technology subject or similar creative course.

Future opportunities

Recent students have used DT in conjunction with a wide range of other A-level courses. Students have gone on to study subjects as diverse as Physics at Imperial College London, Art Foundation in Maidstone, Engineering at Southampton, Creative English at King Alfred College and Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years