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Design Technology at Wollaston School

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Students will be studying one of the four areas outlined below. During Year 10 students will complete a number of short projects aimed to develop the skills required for the coursework project. Students will also be taught the theory aspects of the subject including the understanding of materials and their associated processes and an awareness of industrial practices. Food: Understanding how to combine ingredients and designing and making products to suit a variety of target markets. Ingredients need to be provided regularly. Textiles: Using a range of fabrics to create a wide range of products from clothing to soft furnishings. Students may need to purchase unusual fabrics. Resistant Materials: The use of wood, metals and plastics to manufacture high quality products. Material contributions help to ensure the quality of materials used. Graphic Products: Producing a range of products in various materials from card to plastic with a focus on marketing. Specialist materials may be required for coursework projects.  Students will need an A3 folder to keep their coursework project safe and well presented. Students should also have a basic set of design equipment. All practical work requires students to wear an apron. It would be helpful if parents could support students by monitoring homework and making sure students are using the coursework guidance booklets. Students benefit from undertaking a real design brief and by producing a solution to a real problem for the coursework project. Coursework Requirements Students will complete one coursework project worth 60% of the final grade and this comprises of a design folio and a final product(s). Students will sit one examination in their specialist area worth 40%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wollaston School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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