Year 10 Manufacturing (Resistant Materials)

Programmes of Study

The following Programmes of Study for Key Stage 4 Design Technology may be visited through the Design, Theory and Practical aspects of the Clock Project.

Design and Making

3a To develop and use design briefs and detailed specifications;
3b To anticipate and design for product maintenance, where appropriate;
3l To ensure that the quality of their products is suitable for intended users.
4a To match materials and components with tools, equipment and processes;
4b To use tools and equipment accurately and efficiently to achieve an appropriate fit and finish and reliable functioning in products that match the specification;
4c A range of industrial applications for a variety of familiar materials and processes;
4k To apply and devise test procedures to check the quality of their work at critical points during development, and to indicate ways of improving it;
4l To ensure through testing, modification and evaluation, that the quality of their products is suitable for intended users.
5a How materials are cut, shaped and formed to designated tolerances;
5b How materials can be combined and processed to create more useful properties, and how these properties are utilised in industrial contexts;
5c How materials are prepared for manufacturing, allowing for waste and fine line finishing;
5d About a variety of self-finishing and applied finishing processes, and to appreciate their importance
For aesthetics and functional reasons;
5e That to achieve the optimum use of materials and components, account needs to be taken of the complex interrelations between material, form and intended manufacturing processes;
5f How pre-manufactured standard components are used to improve the effectiveness of the manufacturing processes.
7 Products and applications

Pupils should be taught to relate workings and functions of a wide range of products and applications to:
7a The intended purpose of the product;
7b The components available for use in the product;
7c The choice of materials and components and the way in which they have been used;

8 Quality

Pupils should be taught to distinguish between the quality of design and quality of manufacture, and use further criteria and techniques that help them judge the quality of a product including:
8d Its impact beyond the purpose for which it was intended, e.g. the impact on the environment;
8e How far it meets manufacturability and maintenance requirements.