Resistant Materials

Course Name: Resistant Materials
Course Number: 4562
Examination Board: AQA

Design and Technology is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge, skill and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them. Skills include designing, making, using processes and joining techniques. Students work with materials such as metal, timber, plastic, composites, smart materials and applying finishing processes, as well as using computer aided designing (CAD) and manufacture (CAM). The course is aimed at students who specifically like to make high quality products using a number of materials.

Career Pathways

A useful platform for further study in apprenticeships and careers in Construction, Joinery, Engineering. Leads to GCE or AS or A Level Product Design, Landscape Design, Set Design, Urban Planning and Architecture Management.


Unit 1:
Two hour Written Paper which consists of 40% course mark, taking place in June 2016. Questions based on pre-released material issued by the AQA Board.

Unit 2:
Controlled Assessment which is approximately forty five hours and constitutes 60% of the course mark. This is a single design and make activity selected from a range of tasks set by the AQA Board.