“Advanced Workshop Skills”: A series of short design-and-make tasks to familiarise students with the fullest range of workshop equipment and machinery. Make a screwdriver using the centre lathe, a bottle opener using the vertical milling machine or a high quality wooden pencil box using a range of hand tools and the highly versatile powered router.
“Flat Pack”: Developing your skills of CAD and CAM you are briefed to develop a new range of furniture designed for 21st Century living. The final solutions are manufactured to scale using laser technology.
“Tea and Biscuits”: Cutting edge design and development for KS5! Develop and realise a device to transport two hot mugs and 8 plain chocolate hob-nobs, without serious incident, between the kitchen and the living room. Blue sky thinking required along with fine engineering skills for the build.
A full design-and-make project features both at AS and A2 level. These are 50- and 60-hour independent projects where you tackle a real world design issue which you identify. There are currently no set briefs from the exam board hence you can explore the world of design around you at will. Previous and current projects have tackled issues as diverse as urban bird feeding, a portable shelter for the homeless and a giant fish made from old beer cans
100 Downs Park Road London E5 8JY
Tel: 020 8525 5200 Fax: 020 8525 5222
Principal: Peter Hughes
Sponsor: The late Sir Clive Bourne
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Registered Office: 134/136 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AG
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