Resistant Materials PPE

The exam paper is made up of only theory questions which relate to the areas listed below, the page numbers relate to information about the topic in your gold revision guide to support your revision for the exam. You will also have lessons focussing on the exam content prior to the exam.

Types of materials, plastics, wood and metal (page 25-28)

Modelling materials

Production flow diagrams (page 52)

CAD advantages and disadvantages (page 21)

Environmental issues of using materials (page 44)

Scales of production (page 48)

Get the grades you need!

All year 11 students make sure you collect the ‘Get the grades you need’ flyer from the year 11 assembly Wednesday morning. Spare copies will be available from the science prep room. This includes exam dates and useful resources to get you through your science exams.





We are again running our popular Girls Go Technical Programme, aimed at young ladies who are currently in Year 11 or older who are considering a technical apprenticeship within the manufacturing industry to commence in September 2017.

Participants will experience the day-to-day challenges encountered by our engineers and technical apprentices in our fascinating world-class factories through this exciting and unique opportunity.

A limited number of places are available on the scheme which will run during the Easter holiday from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April.

Those attending will be taken on a tour around two of the three manufacturing sites: Plant Oxford where MINI is built, Plant Hams Hall where engines are assembled and Plant Swindon, the Body and Pressings Plant.  Four days will be spent at the heart of our operations, two at the site closest to your home region for in-depth work experience, and two at Plant Oxford.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will have gained:

·         An in-depth awareness of manufacturing and engineering processes

·         An insight into the range of careers available – including technical roles

·         Enhanced interview and job application skills.


For further information, and to apply for a place on the programme, please visit our Facebook page:

Lines close at midnight on Monday 27th February 2017.