Resistant Materials KS3

YEAR 7 The students learn about the properties of wood, metal and plastics through a series of mini design projects. They will gain confidence using basic tools and equipment, experimenting and investigating a range of materials and working processes.
YEAR 8 The students will improve their practical making skills and their knowledge of the properties of materials. The focus of this year’s work is the use of plastics to create a fully functional product with an emphasis on quality and finish.
YEAR 9 The students will work in more depth and learn more complex practical skills. There is a much longer project where the students will research, design, make and evaluate a product. This prepares the students for the way of working at GCSE level.