Resistant Materials

Subject:  Resistant Materials Head of Department: Mrs Sales
Content:

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y7 –  Introduction to the workshop basic skills , including Health and safety. Festival.

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y7  – Mood light

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y7 – Moodlight and Typography
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y8 –  Copper Tealight

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y8 –  Bedside Lamp

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y8 –  Bedside lamp – Graphic design

preparation for transfer to the option subject

How we assess students:

Step 1-9   What do the codes mean- ARE Age related expectation

Step 9 M+ Mastery in all areas consolidated

Step 8 M Mastery in all area secure

Step 7 C+ Consolidated in this areas working towards mastery

Step 6 C Consolidation in this area

Step 5 S Secure in this area

Step 4 W Working towards

Step 3 N+ Not yet meeting ARE  

Step 2 N Working below ARE

Step 1 N- Working well below ARE

How homework is set (please see Discovery homework timetable on our website for details ):
How parents/carers can support their child:

Encourage the use of a dictionary and thesaurus to support literacy and extend vocabulary

Remind your child of the importance of proofreading their work prior to submission to enable them to spot mistakes and errors

Encourage your child to use BBC Bitesize to support their understanding of their learning and help them with the completion of homework

We encourage the use of online resources to enhance subject knowledge. Please remind your child that work submitted should always be their own.

Useful links:

http://www.technologystudent.com/ Has lots of useful information.

http://www.design-technology.info/ Has different techniques for graphics and also has useful information

Reading list: Books about design