Pupils’ in S3 are introduced to a number of problems which they must solve through the design and manufacture of solutions. Here is an example of some of the work produced over the years!
Test Tube Vase
Pupils used a combination of wood and plastic for this project. They were required to design a holder for a test tube to sit securely in. Pupils used knowledge from S1&S2 to help them work with Pine and Acrylic. The results were great!
Pupils were asked to used a working drawing to produce a photo frame. They had to use their creativity to design the top of the frame and showcase their technical ability. This project allowed pupils to work with wood and metal to enhance their material knowledge. The results were outstanding!
Teeny Tiny Table
Pupils completed a practice dowel joint before moving on to construct their Teeny Tiny Table. Again, S3 followed a working drawing in order to construct the frame of the table. They also followed the process of laminating for their table tops. They then got to show their creative side by designging and applying their own final touches. The standard this year was excellent! Well done S3!
Pupil complete practice Housing and Stopped Housing Joints before tackling the Tower Unit. Pupils then chose what joint to complete for their unit. Pupil have access to paint, glitter, the Pyro Pen and many more finishing techniques for the design of their tower.
Pupils who choose S3 Graphics follow a similar format to S1/2. They improve upon skills they have already learned and deepen their knowledge. They are also introduced to new topics and skillset. They experience far more challenging drawing topics, complex Inventor models. They are able to personalise each unit to suit their ability and creativity. Pupils are able to demonstrate their design skills through a packaging unit and continue to build on their rendering and sketching skills from S2. They are taken through the process for producing a folio in preparation for N5, this is very much pupil led, with personalisation and choice in each area.