In Year 7 hard materials technology this year, students will be designing and making a battery-powered toy suitable for a small child to play with. Â Students will write a design plan (a brief with guidelines) and will learn how to put an electrical circuit together. Â They learn to design and how to use all manner of workshop tools and equipment safey, Â e.g. pop rivets, screws, coping saws, scroll saws, drill presses and polystyrene cutters. Â They will also be learning to work to a deadline.
Year 8 hard materials students will be building on the skills learnt from Year 7. Â All students are given the opportunity to design and make an outcome that suits their needs. Â So a large amount of investigation and design has to go into a final prototype in the form of mock-ups and testing. Â A design brief will be scaffolded. As the outcome starts to come to fruition students are encouraged to take components home to work on. Again students will be working to a deadline.