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Resistant Materials/Product Design at St.Richard Gwyn gives pupils the opportunity to develop their creative styles and learn how to correctly research, design, develop and produce different products using a chosen design brief. Pupils will develop the knowledge and understanding of how to use different tools and equipment in the workshop using a mixture of hand tools, electrical tools and computer software to turn their designs into a prototype. Resistant materials/Product Design teaches pupils life skills throughout each scheme of work so pupils will be able to develop these skills further into either KS4 or when they leave school. Skills learnt within the subject can help pupils complete apprenticeships, college courses or even just help out with simple DIY within everyday life. Understanding health and safety measures within the workshop is a key part of the subject to make sure that all pupils know how to use the equipment safely.