Key Stage 3 Construction
Year 7 Construction
In Construction the students develop both their graphical and practical skills. The graphics element develops the students’ rendering skills and they also learn how to produce pictorial and exploded drawings. Within the practical element the students will use a variety of tools and machinery to produce a steady hand tester, which also involves the students making their own PCB board.
Year 8 Construction
The students in Construction design and make a mechanical toy. This involves the accurate cutting of a lap joint and wood working assembly. The students also learn about the different types of motion along with the cutting and fitting of a cam mechanism. Using the design process, students design from scratch the moving toy element of the project. All planning and design work is recorded in a design folder.
Year 9 Construction
Students in Construction will design and make a maze game. This will involve the accurate cutting of finger joints and wood working assembly. Students will be involved in the different ways that plastics are processed and finished. They will also design and make the tooling for a vacuum forming mould. All planning and design work will be recorded in the design folder.