Curriculum Overview – Resistant Materials

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Novelty pen project

Pupils will research, design and make a novelty pen.

Wooden toy boat

Pupils will design and make a wooden boat.

Key ring design

Pupils will research, design and make a key ring from acrylic and other materials.

Maze game.

Pupils will research, design and make a maze game.

Year 8

Wooden toy car.

Pupils will research, design and make a wooden toy car.

Cams project.
Pupils will learn about the different types of movement, and learn about simple mechanisms.
Pupils will design and make a simple cam toy.

Shop counter challenge (structures).

Pupils will learn about the different properties of structures and shapes, and will test these to destruction recording their findings.

Year 9

Wooden toy train.

Pupils will design and make a wooden toy train.

Clock project

Pupils will design and make a clock from a design of their own incorporating a number of materials.

Steady hand game.

Pupils will design and make an electronic steady hand game. They will construct the electric circuit and make the game case from a plywood.

Year 10 & 11

Pupils are working towards completing either their AQA GCSE or Entry Level Certificate in Resistant Materials.