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The Edexcel GCSE Resistant Materials is a two year course which empowers pupils to think creatively, solve problems, design their own products of the future make models of their designs and test their ideas:

Resistant Materials covers a wide range of activities based on designing and making products that are manufactured using materials such as wood, metal and plastics in many forms. As well as learning hand skills, pupils will use a range of industrial processes to shape and form materials into functioning products

 

Each pupil will complete the following sections:

The assessment for the GCSE is broken down into two sections;

Unit 1 (Controlled Assessment) This unit is worth 60% of the overall marks. This is the unit where pupils either create a combined design and make activity, where they design a product and then make a model of it or they can complete a separate design and make activity where they are designing one product and make another

Unit 2 (Knowledge and Understanding of Resistant Materials). This unit is worth 40% of the overall marks and is a written exam paper.

This unit focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology. You will learn about industrial and commercial practices and the importance of quality checks, and the health and safety issues that have to be considered. What pupils learn in this unit will be applied during the design and make activities learned.

Each subject requires you to establish a project focus and design a product that meets the need of a target client. You will produce a design folder and a working product that fulfils the design brief established in your project introduction.

You will be given 45 hours to complete your coursework; your exam is 1 1/2 hours long.

Who should choose this GCSE?

o  Someone who enjoys making useful products using a variety of tools and manufacturing processes;

o  A person who is motivated by seeing their ideas come to life in a working model;

o  An individual who can organise their time to produce an interesting and relevant design folder;

o  Any student who has enjoyed and found success in the subject at Key Stage 3!

How you will do this GCSE

In year one…

Your course will be broken down into six stages:

o  First Term: Skills Building and Project Assignment One

o  Second Term: Assignment Two and Assignment Three

o  Third Term: Exam Prep and Introduction to the Major GCSE Project

In year two…

o  First Term: Manufacture of practical product and completion of Controlled assessment.

o  Term 2 onwards: Unit 2 Exam Preparation!

Why pupil should do this GCSE

There are many benefits in choosing Resistant materials GCSE, they include:

·         Developing your practical skills

Whether you decide to follow a career related to this subject or not, having confidence when carrying out a practical task is a life skill that will always be of great use to you in the future

·         Learning about effective time management

The world of work will require you to meet deadlines on a regular basis as you move on in your chosen career. A GCSE in Design and Technology will help to enhance your organisational skills and make you a more self-motivated individual.

·         Enhancing your knowledge of how products are made

In order for you to become a better informed consumer so that you can make decisions about the products you use, buy and maybe even design you need to understand how these products are manufactured. A GCSE in DT aims to make you aware of the factors and issues surrounding the industry of product design.

CONTENT:

The Edexcel GCSE Graphic Product is a two year course which empowers pupils to think creatively, solve problems, design their own products of the future make models of their designs and test their ideas:

Graphic Products covers an existing range of products including packaging, point-of-sale display, interior and garden design and 3D products (concept) design

 

Each pupil will complete the following sections:

The assessment for the GCSE Graphic Products course is broken down into two sections;

Unit 1 (Controlled Assessment) This unit is worth 60% of the overall marks. This is the unit where pupils create a combined design and make activity, where they design a product and then make a model of it

Unit 2  (Knowledge and Understanding of Graphic products). This unit is worth 40% of the overall marks and is a written exam paper.

This unit focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology. You will learn about industrial and commercial practices and the importance of quality checks, and the health and safety issues that have to be considered. What pupils learn in this unit will be applied during the design and make activities learned.

Each subject requires students  to establish a project focus and design a product that meets the need of a target client. They will produce a design folder and a working product that fulfils the design brief..

Who should choose this GCSE at MIS?

o  Someone who enjoys making useful products using a variety of  graphic products materials and manufacturing processes;

o  A person who is motivated by seeing their ideas come to life in a working model;

o  An individual who can organise their time to produce an interesting and relevant design folder;

o  Any student who has enjoyed and found success in the subject at Key Stage 3!

How you will do this GCSE

In year one…

Your course will be broken down into six stages:

o  First Term: Skills Building and Project Assignment One

o  Second Term: Assignment Two and Assignment Three

o  Third Term: Exam Prep and Introduction to the GCSE

In year two…

o  First Term: Manufacture of practical product and completion of Controlled assessment.

o  Term 2 onwards: Unit 2 Exam Preparation!

Benefits in choosing Graphic products GCSE, they include:

·         Developing your practical skills

Whether you decide to follow a career related to this subject or not, having confidence when carrying out a practical task is a life skill that will always be of great use to you in the future

·         Learning about effective time management

The world of work will require you to meet deadlines on a regular basis as you move on in your chosen career. A GCSE in Design and Technology will help to enhance your organisational skills and make you a more self-motivated individual. This subject can lead to career opportunities in Advertising and the Manufacturing industries.

There is also career in television and video graphics and digital/news media

·         Enhancing your knowledge of how products are made

In order for you to become a better informed consumer so that you can make decisions about the products you use, buy and maybe even design you need to understand how these products are manufactured. A GCSE in DT aims to make you aware of the factors and issues surrounding the industry of product design.

 

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