‘Motivate, inspire, create’
The Creative Design Faculty aims to motivate and inspire our students through providing a high quality, inclusive education for all. It is our mission to champion the value of creativity and expression to ensure our students develop into proactive citizens that have a voice in society.
We provide opportunities for our students to:
Explore media, techniques and processes
Create innovative ideas
See a journey through from concept to realisation
Take creative risks
Learn life skills
Critically think and develop opinions
Engage in professional practise
Resistant Materials (GCSE 1-9 Pearson Edexcel)
What our students learn
GCSE Resistant Materials covers a wide range of activities based on designing and making products that are manufactured using materials such as wood, metal and plastics in many forms. As well as learning hand skills, students will use a range of industrials processes to shape and form materials into functioning products. Over the course of two years students will develop a whole range of creative designing and making skills, technical knowledge and understanding relating to RMT and invaluable transferable skills such as problem solving and time management. We want to make sure all students on the course have access to quality learning experiences which will equip them for working as a product designer, Joiner, Engineer or any other professional which will involve Resistant materials.
How will students be assessed
Creative Design and Make Activities
Knowledge and Understanding of RMT
Students have the option of
completing a coursework unit in two different ways.
• Through a combined design
and make activity where students design a product and then make a model of it.
• Through separate design and make activities where students design one product and make another.
The examination will be based on a structured exam paper which the RM teacher will be able to guide students through. Everything that students need to learn for this unit is set out in the specification so the teacher will know exactly how to prepare students for the exam.
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What can students do after they have completed the course?
Many of the students who enjoyed studying GCSE RMT have gone on to study A Level Product Design: RMT. You can also study any Design and Technology related course post-16.
RMT students usually study one or more of the creative subjects including:
• A Level Art and Design, Media and/or Film
• BTEC National Diplomas in Art and Design or Media
• the Diploma in Creative and Media or the 14-19 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
If post-16 is not for you, employers will value the GCSE RMT qualification as it develops creative, technical and transferable skills.
Car Body Work
Design & Technology Teacher
Mrs Richardson – Head of Department (Art and Photography teacher)
Mr Phillips – Photography and RM Teacher (Assistant Principle)
Mr Parker - Technician