GCSE Resistant Materials

Subject: Resistant Materials
Qualification Type: GCSE (Ful Course)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Subject Leader: N. Oke

Course Description

  • Developing practical skills
  • The design process – research, analysis, design, development, planning and evaluation.
  • Properties of materials – wood, metals & plastics
  • Industrial processes
  • Sustainable design
  • Computer Aided Design & manufacture
  • Computer 3D modelling
  • You have the opportunity to design and make products such as jewellery, furniture, storage units, clocks, etc

Assessment Format

Unit 1 – Controlled Assessment –You will research & analyse existing products then design and make new & exciting products (60%).

Unit 2 – Examination (40%).

Possible Progression (including careers and further education)

There is a wide range of courses available such as;

  • Certificate in making and installing furniture – Level 2
  • BTEC diploma in Manufacturing level 3
Dearne Valley College
  • Various apprenticeship‟s including Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Motor vehicle mechanics etc.
Barnsley College
  • Engineering L2 & 3