Students are encouraged to sketch innovative ideas and draw their designs to high standards using various graphic presenting skills such as sketching, technical drawing, modelling and CAD. Research, analysis and evaluation are essential skills taught to complete the controlled assessment as a design folder with a practical outcome.
Safe and proper use of tools and machines will be taught in order for you to manufacture your products. A range of construction and finishing techniques will be practised and will include:
woodworking with hand tools, joinery, carpentry, using wood lathes, using power tools, brazing, welding, joining metal with different components, forging, bending plastic, vacuum forming, varnishing, painting, dip coating and more.
Knowledge of design, manufacture, materials, ergonomics, industrial practice, market influence and applied mathematics are threaded through the GCSE course in preparation for the final exam.
Controlled Assessment - 50% | Examination - 50%