The following information will help you in your exams which will be held week commencing 8th January 2018:
Format of the exam:
This examination consists of 20 questions including:
- 10 multiple choice questions asking you to identify tools and equipment in the workshop. (10 marks)
- 3 questions asking you to measure and record the dimensions of material. (15 marks)
- 2 questions asking you to measure the dimensions of a steel bar, mm (6 marks)
- 2 questions asking you to calculate the area of a piece of material in cm² (8 marks)
- 1 question challenging you to sketch a common workshop tool to scale (3 marks)
- 1 question asking you to sketch and name each of five main bridge structures (6 marks)
- 1 question asking you to identify the forces acting upon bridge structures. (2 marks)
Topics that need to be revised:
- The names of machines and pieces of equipment in the Waterleat Road Workshop.
- Measuring lines, radius and diameters using a ruler.
- Ensure you can name all of the classifications of Bridge Structure.
- Name the forces that act upon a Bridge Structure.
Hints and tips for preparation:
- Practise using a ruler to measure linear dimensions
- Know the difference between the metric units’ of millimetres, centimetres and metres.
- Be able to calculate the area of a rectangle.
- Practise scaling down drawings of hand tools using the grid method.
Stretch and challenge for top grades:
- Ensure you answer all questions thoroughly.
- How would you calculate the area of a rectangle with a square hole in it.
- How would you add texture to a Sketch to resemble a shiny painted surface?
- Show all of your calculations.
Useful websites and where to find help:
Click on the links for access to the websites.
For different bridge structures:
Look at the equipment posters in the workshop.