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Broadwater School

key stage 4

KS4 Resistant Materials

The Resistant Materials course is undertaken under the Art and Design specification. This allows students to maximise their creativity and practical skills in a productive and effective way. They get to experiment with a wide variety of materials, processes, tools, equipment and resources to generate evidence of different work and outcomes.

Students are given opportunities to develop their techniques and skills in a structured way (especially in year 9). This platform provides students with a good foundation from which to further develop their ideas and allows them some autonomy with which to express themselves using 3D outcomes.

Students will need to bring an open mind to their work and endeavour to show a lot of their workings on A3 paper. To enable students to effectively complete homework, they will need to transport their A3 sheets in folders from home to school. Students are also expected to have their own pencil, pen, rubber and sharpener.