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Resistant Materials at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration: 2 Years

What will I Study?

If you are interested in designing and making attractive and functional full size products from a range of materials, then you would find this course equips you with the necessary skills to produce high quality solutions.

Design and Technology: Resistant Materials is essentially a three-dimensional design course that aims to develop your design capability and production skills. You will apply your knowledge and skills to develop and manufacture high quality products in wood, metal and plastics.

In the first year you will be analysing a product of your choice and presenting your findings using text and photographs. In addition you will design a ‘creative’ product and present the final proposal with accompanying working drawings. Finally, you will be engaged in product or furniture manufacture that will enable you to accurately work with a range of materials using a variety of techniques and processes.

An individually identified “design and make” task takes up a large part of the second year of the course and this task involves consideration of both commercial and environmental factors. Furniture design and lighting projects tend to be the most popular options and involve working with a client. You will find the study of Resistant Materials to be complementary to the study of both artistic and technical subjects.

Course content

Resistant Materials is essentially a three-dimensional design coursethat aims to develop your design capability and marketing skills.  You will apply your knowledge and skills to develop and manufacture high quality products in wood, metal and plastics. 

 

 

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to hold a minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9)  Grade C (Grade 4+) and abov at GCSE Art is preferred, however, students will be considered on an individual basis

 

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Through Coursework which equates to 60% of mark plus knowledge based exam

Future opportunities

Further Education, careers in Product Design, Industrial Design and Manufacturing, Materials Technology and Testing, Merchandising and Teaching.

Further information

 Resistant Materials offers a unique opportunity for candidates to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products in a wide range of situations relating to their own personal interests. The course is taught to develop an individuals skills and their capacity for imagination, innovative thinking, creativity and Independence.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016
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