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18/04/24

🎶 A huge congratulations to all involved in our annual Spring Music Recital.🫶 We would like to express our gratitude to parents and guardians, as your unwavering support and encouragement plays a significant role in nurturing your child’s passion for music. pic.twitter.com/DBcVwgoJRp

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25/03/24

We were privileged to welcome Susie Barnett BEM back to Burnt Mill Academy to speak to students about her remarkable life and her family’s escape from persecution.Students were asked to provide their thoughts on Susie's inspiring story pic.twitter.com/aECV7c60aC

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22/03/24

🏰 38 of our Year 7 students recently visited Castle⚔️ Students travelled back to 1066 Norman England. They explored the castle, roamed through the hidden village, wandered around the houses, and were fascinated by the animals that roam freely through the grounds. pic.twitter.com/pZyB3gi2OX

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21/03/24

🛥️ Isle of Wight, here we come! pic.twitter.com/6LeibdhAhh

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11/03/24

👏 Congratulations to Hannah Nunn who competed in the Schools Championships in Sheffield. 🥇 Winning all her fights and being awarded the gold medal, Hannah has been crowned Champion 2024 and we couldn't be prouder!🇧🇪 Next stop: Belgium to represent England! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/LZ6Cac3TjW

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05/03/24

🥘 Students and staff experienced the Cajun flavours of New Orleans with our special Mardi Gras themed lunch 🥙🧂 pic.twitter.com/xYZcAhDDNo

05/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

01/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

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02/02/24

It was great to see so many families at our Year 9 options event. Over 90% of the cohort were in attendance!Parents will have received an email with an info booklet and link to the options selection form. A reminder that option choices must be submitted by Friday 23rd February. pic.twitter.com/bAubusAY1k

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31/01/24

Year 10 students were given a tour of Parliament by 's office.For many, this will support their study of 'Theme B: Democracy in the UK' as part of their Citizenship GCSE.A huge well done to the students who all behaved beautifully and asked insightful questions. pic.twitter.com/c2X5RdScFw

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28/01/24

🧱 It's !🦖 Our club takes place every day at lunch time.Builds this term include Jurassic Park and Sonic the Hedgehog 🦔#LEGODay pic.twitter.com/JSN6RR9SM2

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26/01/24

💻 Keen coders from Y9 and students studying Computer Science in Y10 attended the 2024 . Some have already secured work experience placements as a result of engaging with businesses at the event and we met author !#Bett2024 pic.twitter.com/tUmuoP6OKj

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

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18/12/23

🎄🍽️ We ended the term with a special Christmas lunch and presented prizes to the winners of our Christmas Bake Off competition 🍰🎅 We wish all our students, families, staff and the wider Burnt Mill community a wonderful festive period ☃️ pic.twitter.com/Txu5mGCSVO

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09/12/23

🧱 Club has produced another stunning piece!🙌 Well done, Oscar, in Year 8, for completing the Hogwarts set. pic.twitter.com/9Srxt8QiPF

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08/12/23

💪 Our ADT House Challenge was a heroic success!🦸 Students had to design superhero costumes and got busy putting their super skills together to create some amazing art pieces! 🥇 Congratulations to Cheshire House, who took the victory! pic.twitter.com/o6BKpH1idV

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29/11/23

It was fantastic to welcome back so many former Burnt Millers from across the decades for our reunion. We hope you all enjoyed one last look around the school ahead of the rebuild. pic.twitter.com/hRii7BUpea

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Design and Technology Timbers

Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 4206
Level of qualification: GCSE

What will students learn about?

Students will learn to design products for a customer, taking into account the needs of the customer.
Students will develop knowledge of a range of materials including wood, metal and plastic. They will develop their drawing skills and use CAD to present their design ideas.

Students will investigate alternative solutions to problems and use model making and computer simulations to test their ideas and then evaluate their ideas using a specification and user group feedback.

Pupils will learn how to use a range of hand and power tools including CAM (laser cutter, 3D printer) to create products. They will also work with a range of metals, plastics and woods to create fully functioning products.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

The Edexcel GCSE in Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Technology qualification enables students to:

  • Actively engage in design and technology
  • Make decisions, consider sustainability and combine skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make quality products
  • Explore ways in which aesthetic, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact to shape designing and making
  • Analyse existing products and produce practical solutions to needs, wants and opportunities, recognising their impact on quality of life.
  • Understand that designing and making reflect and influence cultures and societies, and that products have an impact on lifestyle.
  • Develop skills of creativity and critical analysis

How will students learning be assessed?

Component 1:  Written examination (50%) 1 hour 45 mins

Component 2:  Non Examined Assessment (50%)
Students will undertake a project based on a contextual challenge released by Exam Board.

What grades can students access?

1-9

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

AS/A level Resistant Materials Technology
AS/A level Product Design 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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