What will be studied?
Students will learn about a range of materials, their working properties and manufacture. They will gain knowledge of the applications and characteristics of a wide range of woods, metals and polymers and also learn about possible careers within industry.
Students will carry out a number of bite-sized projects to demonstrate their practical competence. This will include the transferable skill of teamwork. Students will produce a series of small made outcomes and record their work in a portfolio.
Students will undertake an extended making project that showcases the skills and knowledge they have developed and the knowledge they have acquired.
Who will this course suit?
The ability to work as part of a team is required for this course. Students will need to show confidence in the workshop and demonstrate a good awareness of workshop Health & Safety at all times.
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How is the course assessed?
The assessment for this course is based on the following three elements:
- Skills Demonstration This will take approximately 36 hours and is worth 30% of the final GCSE.
- Extended Making Project. This will take approximately 36 hours and is worth 30% of the final GCSE.
- Fundamentals of Materials Technology exam. This written exam will last for 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 40% of the GCSE.
Where can I go with this qualification?
Students who successfully complete this course will be considered for apprenticeships in the manufacturing industries.