The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 GCSE Resistant Materials Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Skills
    1
    Materials; wood, metal, plastic
    Properties, advantages, disadvantages, construction
     
     
     
     
     
    Working directly with materials, tools and equipment
    2
    Processes; wood, metal, plastic
    Hand skills and machine skills including CAD CAM
    Spring Term
     
     
    1
    Construction; fixings, adhesives
    Temporary and permanent methods of attachment
    2
    Product construction; working drawings, planning, assembling
    Creating an item from plans incorporating woods, metals, plastic materials and processes
    Summer Term
     
     
     
    1
    Commence GCSE coursework
    Personal Design Brief development and Analysis
     
    Personal Project development
    2
    Coursework
    Research, Specification and Ideas development

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Materials
    Processes
    Product manufacture for assessment
    ‘mini’ knowledge test
    Product manufacture for assessment 'mini' knowledge test
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    Construction
    Product manufacture for assessment
    ‘mini’ knowledge test
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    All topics from Autumn, Spring and Summer
    End of year exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    Edexcel Resistant Materials
     
    All
    Recommended Equipment
    A3 Folder for coursework
     
    All

    Enrichment opportunities: 

    Activity
    Day and time or term
    Coursework ‘Catch up’ time
    Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher