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Oastlers Design Technology Department
Design and Technology (Resistant Materials) at Oastlers is housed in a purpose built Ccassroom, which contains both a fully equipped workshop and a planning /designing area.
At key Stage 3 the learners will carry out short design and make projects involving the use of woods, metals and plastics.
At Key Stage 4, learners will work towards a GCSE following the WJEC Specification and will be required to produce a piece of controlled assessment coursework (made item plus full design folio) along with sitting a written exam paper.
The controlled assessment is worth 60% of the final mark, the written exam is 40%. The ‘Theme’ for the Controlled Assessment is set by the Examination Board
Design and Technology Resistant Materials involves working with Woods, Metals and Plastics.
Learners are taught not only to design and make products following specific design briefs – but also to be critical of existing designs.
Learners will progress on to writing their own design briefs, and finding ‘Needs’ for new products, as their skills develop.