What skills will students develop?
• A range of metalworking hand tool skills on tasks with some complex features
• The ability to use a range of metalworking tools, equipment and materials
• Reading and interpreting drawings and diagrams in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
• Skills in measuring and marking out metal sections and sheet materials
• Cutting and forming skills
• Creativity with familiar metalworking tasks with some complex features
• A problem-solving approach to metalworking tasks
• Knowledge and understanding of safe working practices in a workshop
• Knowledge of the properties and uses of a range of common metals and metalworking materials
• Knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues in a practical metalworking context
What will students experience throughout the course?
• Active and independent learning through self and peer evaluations, group feedback, reflecting on learning, making independent decisions
• A blend of classroom approaches including practical and experiential learning in real-life contexts; whole class learning; team working; investigative work
• Collaborative learning: working in pairs, small groups or larger groups; working with partners in other Technologies subjects, Maths, Sciences
• Space for personalisation and choice: learners can choose how they develop their Practical Activity
• Applying learning
• Embedding literacy and numeracy skills: interpreting drawings/diagrams, measuring, marking out, analysing data, designing.
To gain National 4, learners must pass all Units including the Added Value Unit. These are assessed as pass or fail by the school/centre (following SQA external quality assurance to meet national standards). Unit assessment (or ‘evidence of learning’) could be presented in a variety of ways such as completed tasks, records of the task development (blogs, diaries). A portfolio of work (including a learner checklist) may be prepared
The Added Value Unit (Practical Activity) will require learners to make a finished product in metal, completing a record of progress. This will be marked by the centre in accordance with SQA guidelines and will be graded Pass or Fail.
To gain National 5, learners must pass all Units and the Course Assessment. These units are assessed as pass or fail by the school/centre (following SQA external quality assurance to meet national standards). Unit assessment (or ‘evidence of learning’) could be presented in a variety of ways such as completed tasks, records of the task development (blogs, diaries). A portfolio of work (including a learner checklist) may be prepared
The Course Assessment consists of a more challenging Practical Activity which requires learners to make a finished product in metal, completing a record of progress. This is assessed by the centre, in accordance with SQA guidance, and is graded A to D.
Armed Forces, Carpenter or Joiner, Electrician, Plumber. Boat/Ship Builder, Ceiling Fixer, Jewellery Designer, Sheet Metal Worker, Bricklayer, CNC Operator, Mechanic, Shop fitter, Cabinet Maker, Construction Plant Operative, Panel Beater, Welder, Mechanical Engineer, Tool Maker, Fitter Turner,