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Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) GCSE at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

GCSE Resistant Materials Technology - In this subject pupils learn how to use the 'design process' to design products manufactured from the resistant materials of wood, metal and plastic. In year 10 pupils will learn to work in greater depth with each of the three resistant materials undertaking projects such as pewter casting and designing a storage pod from plastic or a similar project. At the end of year 10 pupils in all DT courses commence a major project which consists of a design folio and practical outcome. This project continues together with theory work during year 11. The assessment of this work can count for up to 60% of the final GCSE grade. In addition to this work pupils sit a single examination relating to subject theory that counts for up to 40% of the GCSE grade.

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 Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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