Stage 2 Metal Solutions

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester or Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful completion of a Stage 1 Metal Solutions course is an advantage.


Course content will be a selection of the following:

Process and production skills: Develop knowledge and skills in using tools and machinery safely in a workshop environment. Students develop their knowledge of processes applicable to their designed product.

Investigating and designing: Knowledge on how to develop design concepts and prepare them for production, using a range of technologies.

Evaluating: Investigate material options and perform tests to inform design.

Collaborating and managing: Develop plans to manage design tasks, including safe and responsible use of materials and tools. Students learn how to work independently within a collaborative workshop environment.


Specialist Skills Tasks (20%):
Ability to design and produce solutions to given criteria using specialised production or design skills.

Design Portfolio & Product (50%):
Design, produce and evaluate your own product. The product to develop can be chosen by the student in collaboration with their teacher as cost, space, time and capacity need to be considered.

Resource Study (30%):
Evaluation of two materials or components.
Investigation of an ethical, social, economic, legal or environmental issue their product presents.