Resistant Materials and Product Design

Information about the curriculum

Developing the ability to solve problems through the creative and imaginative use of practical skills is central and unique to the RMT curriculum. Our inclusive approach enables all students to build transferable, life relevant skills through personalised project based learning.

Students design and make a variety of challenging projects using woods, metals, plastics, composite materials and fixing components. We are a department that encourage traditional workshop skills combined with modern Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture Technology.

For further information about our courses please see links to the 13-16 curriculum and Post-16 Curriculum.

Information About the Department

The Resistant Material department offers:

Wood workshop equipped with:

  • Pillar Drill
  • Disc and Belt Sander
  • Lathe machines
  • Hand tools and other specialist wood working tools

 Metal workshop equipped with

  • Pillar drills
  • 3 Metal Lathe Machines
  • Milling Machine
  • Brazing Hearth
  • Hand tools and other specialist metal working tools

 
 Electronics and Plastics equipped with

  • Vacuum forming Machine
  • Oven
  • Strip Heater
  • Soldering irons and equipment

 Design Studio equipped with:

  • Computers with design related software installed
  • CAD CAM machine
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Studio space for sketching and technical drawing by hand

Staffing

We have a very experienced and well qualified team of specialist Resistant Material Technology teachers:
Mrs Nicola Pearson – Head of RM
Mr Paul Ray – HOY 9, RM and PE teacher
Mr Les Inge – Workshop Technician
For further information please email: Nicola.pearson@biddenham.beds.sch.uk