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S3 Course:

 

Two or three models in wood.

Two or three models in metal/plastics.

Some Design work. (Folios or exercises).

An S3 Test of Tools, Materials and processes.

Sometimes a visit to a modern factory / Industry .

Lots of fun making stuff.

 

S4 Course:

 

A final Project, usually in wood. 33%.

A final Design Folio – Professional Standard 33%.

A two-paper Exam F/G or G/C 33%.

 

You are strongly advised to get your parents to buy you a Past Exam Papers booklet, with answers to study for the Final Exam. They cost around 8 and are essential to getting a good pass.

 

click here for past papers
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Topics for revision:
 

Metal lathe and tools.

Wood lathe and types of chisels.

Taps and dies.

Hand tools-

     Saws 

     Chisels 

     Mallets etc

Marking out tools–

        Scribers

        Callipers

        Dividers etc.

Processes -    Dip coating

               Sand casting

               Forging

               Welding

               Soldering

               Brazing

Ergonomics and anthropometrics

Here is a sample of some of the projects done by former 4th year pupils...

You can pass this course at three levels:

 

Credit: Grade 1,2

 

General: Grade 3,4

 

Foundation: Grade 5,6

 

You need a Credit level pass to do the Higher course. We do not offer Higher Craft and Design (Product Design) at present as a course choice. It may be available next year. Any Higher will help you get a place at College or University, even in non - Technical Courses!

 

Lots of pupils have left Banff Academy with Standard Grade passes and became - 

      

     Motor Mechanics    

     Joiners    

     Electricians    

     Builders/Bricklayers    

     Builders

 

Lots of Senior pupils have left Banff Academy with Highers, to become -

 

     Teachers

     Architects

     Designers

     Electrical Engineers

     Mechanical Engineers

 
Mr McColl thanks all Technologists whose resources, links and sites have made this Learning Resource possible.

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