As you would expect in a DT course, most questions are about design. These questions have not yet been categorised into sub-topics. All questions not categorised have been included in this topic heading


There are a number of questions which just ask you to name a tool, a material or a process which is described or illustrated. The way to learn these is to keep your eyes and ears open in the DT workshop from Year 7 up to Year 11. The teacher cannot teach you the names of all the hundreds of things used in DT. Here are some of the questions which have been asked for in the past, (names are given in brackets), but other things will probably be asked for in the future. You could try looking up these words in brackets on the internet or in a glossary and trying to find out about them


a suitable joint, (butt joint), two graphical methods, (pie chart and bar chart), mechanism, (pear cam and follower), mechanism, (snail cam and follower), suitable hand tool, (tenon saw), motion, (linear), motion, (oscillating), permanent method of joining, (welding), specific finish, (paint), appropriate hinge, (piano hinge), hardwood for toys, (beech), suitable plastic for injection moulding, (polypropylene), mechanism, (ratchet), suitable manufactured board, (MDF), specific hardwood for outdoor use, (teak), suitable plastic for vacuum forming, (HIPS, high impact polystyrene), suitable process to make a plastic trailer, (vacuum forming), computer-controlled machine, (milling machine), appropriate finish, (wax polish), suitable construction, (dowel joint), mechanism, (crank), one property of beech making it suitable for children’s toys, (close grain), specific sheet metal, (aluminium sheet), specific sheet plastic, (acrylic), specific plastic material, (PVC), specific wood-based material, (plywood), type of motion, (rotary), common name for round wood, (dowel), wood adhesive, (PVA), suitable plastic for gear wheels, (nylon), industrial manufacturing process, (stamping), suitable softwood, (pine), securing system, (spring cap), name the tool used to cut a thread in a hole, (tap), name the tool used to cut a thread on a rod, (die), appropriate hardwood for the base, (oak), a tool to round the end, (wood lathe), name a non-ferrous metal for use in a kitchen, (aluminium), tough metal to make outside of vacuum flasks, (mild steel), specific material to make the frame of an easel, (pine), specific material to make the board of a easel, (plywood), two methods of height adjustment, (pneumatic and mechanical), suitable construction, (housing joint), transmission system, (gear train), industrial process, (die casting), hardwearing surface finish other than paint that can be applied to outdoor steel furniture, (plastic coating), suitable plastic to make a ring, (polypropylene), suitable process to make large quantities of rings, (injection moulding), fixing method, (riveting)