The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 GCSE Product Design Resistant Materials Curriculum

    GCSE Product Design Resistant Materials

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Energy consumption, Emerging technologies, Smart modern materials, mechanical devices, electronic systems, ferrous and non-ferrous metals

    Theory based work with focused practical tasks

    Practical and analysis skills

    2

    Polymers, Fabrics and Fibres, Timbers, Structures, Paste and present designers, Design strategies

    Theory based work with focused practical tasks

    Practical and analysis skills

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Specialist material area

    Theory based work with focused practical tasks

    Practical and analysis skills

    2

    Specialist material area

    Theory based work with focused practical tasks

    Practical and analysis skills

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Mini Contextual Challenge

    Research & analysis to GCSE format

    Investigation work to analyse a set problem

    2

    Contextual Challenge NEA

    Investigation, Specification and design

    Specification and initial ideas for chosen contextual challenge

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Energy consumption, Emerging technologies, Smart modern materials, mechanical devices, electronic systems, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, Polymers, Fabrics and Fibres, Timbers, Structures, Paste and present designers, Design strategies

    Terminology test, exam practice questions

     

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Specialist material area

    Terminology test, exam practice questions

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    End of Year exam

    End of year exam based on all areas of study

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    Edexcel GCSE Design & Technology

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.technologystudent.com

    BBC Bitesize

    Focuselearning.co.uk

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, Ruler, calculator, USB memory stick

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    Day and time or term

    Project ‘Catch up’ time

    Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher