The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 11 GCSE Resistant Materials Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Skills
    1
    Coursework
    Trial and test materials, components, joints and fixings
     
     
    Application of knowledge in producing a skilled, high quality outcome
    2
    Coursework
    Plan and make coursework product
    Spring Term
     
     
    1
    Coursework
    Make coursework product
    2
    Revision for the final exam
    Wood, metal and plastic properties. Exam technique
     
     
    Reinforcing basic knowledge
    and
    Refining techniques, working through complete past papers
    Summer Term
     
     
    1
    Revision for the final exam
    Design questions
    Product comparison extended questions
    Exam technique
    2
    Revision for the final exam
    Exam preparation
    Refining techniques, working through complete past papers

    Assessments: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Controlled assessment
    Exam questions
    Research analysis and spec Ideas
    CAT 2
    Controlled assessment
    Exam questions
    Final Product
    Coursework Portfolio
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    Exam
    GCSE

    Main Resources: 

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    Edexcel GCSE Resistant Materials
    Edexcel A Level Resistant Materials
    All
    Latter part of Spring and first part of Summer terms for revision

    Enrichment opportunities: 

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