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Broadwater School

key stage 3

KS3 Resistant Materials

Year 7

The year 7 course introduces students to the basics of Resistant Material. Students are encouraged to develop their skills with regard to workshop tools and equipment. They are also encouraged to work with a range materials and processes which will further develop their skills and understanding.

It is important that students learn to design as well as gain practical skills. Students will be engaged in problem solving and learning how to generate form as well as function.

Students must complete all projects and set homeworks.

Year 8

In year 8 students are encouraged to develop their independent learning skills as well as given opportunity to work collaboratively. They are given the opportunity to work with a wider range of tools and equipment, such as 2D design and the laser cutter.        

Students will further develop their design skills by learning from existing designers and products. Students will also develop technical drawing techniques and other key communication tools.

Students must complete all projects and set homeworks.