The BGE Technical Course provides the opportunity for S1-3 pupils to acquire the skills and knowledge to progress through the Curriculum for Excellence Technologies Experiences and Outcomes and to prepare for the Senior Phase Curriculum.
Pupils will have access to online material to allow them to continue home learning. All pupils have signed into GLOW and joined the relevant TEAMS as listed below:
- S2 Technical 2020-2021
- S3 Design and Manufacture 2020-2021
- S3 Graphic Communication 2020-2021
For further support please click here- Teams Guide
S1 – S3
How’s it Made– Discovery Channel Episodes
Idea Generation Techniques and Sketching Tasks:
Download for free the West Point Bridge Designer 2016 and create the cheapest bridge that you can. Once you’ve mastered this, why not try and build your own bridge out of recyclable materials and test how much weight it can hold before it fails!
Interior Design Tasks:
Sign up and have a play with Roomstyler, remember to use Google Chrome. Once you are happy using it, create the two tasks below. Alternatively, you can draw out a floor plan on SketchBook or paper like the example below.
If you were asked to draw an iPhone from the front, sides and top hopefully it would look something like this:
This is an example of Orthographic Projection. As we work through this unit in S1 and S2, we will be drawing various 3D models from the front, sides and top. The names given to each of these views is shown under each of them.
Watch this video to help you understand Orthographic Drawings: click here.
S3 Design and Manufacture
Controller Design Process –YouTube
Spice Rack Unit:
S3 Graphic Communication
Pupils create a LEGO character that related to the job profile they research using My World of Work website. They create a job profile to display the relevant information (what they job involves, top skills, useful subjects) and use a range of DTP and CAD techniques to advertise their character.
2D and 3D
NOTE for S1-3:
Autodesk Sketchbook is free for education and really good for digital sketching. Great with stylus touchscreens and graphics tablets. You can use it on PC, tablet and mobile which is really useful!