This course allows students to gain knowledge and understanding of the materials and processes used to manufacture wood, metal and plastic products. This knowledge is used by students to design and make products in response to a variety of design briefs.
In Year 10 students will acquire knowledge and understanding about the three areas, this will be taught through design and make activities. These are:
- Materials, components, processes, techniques and industrial practice
- Designing and making quality products in quantity, including the use of CAD/CAM
- Evaluating processes and products and the effects of design and technology on society
Much of Year 11 is spent carrying out the design and make controlled assessment and preparing students for the written exam.
Design and Making Practice ontrolled Assessment: 60% 45 hours
Written Paper: 40% 2 hours
A preparation sheet is issued giving advance notice of the context for the paper.