Introduction to Composites

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Find out more about composite materials



Below is basic information on composite materials which covers the type of information students need to know for the core content of the D&T GCSE for England. Check your specification for the exact learning that is needed and to see how suitable the information is for other qualifications.

Composite materials

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Read a document we created for the National STEM Learning Centre introducing composite materials


To see information on specific composite materials visit the main menu on this website


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To find out more about composite materials visit the D&T GCSE section of the BBC Bitesize

Use these activities to test your learning. Click on the images to download the handout.

Composite materials

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Composite Materials revision card A5

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Composites

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Useful additional background reading on composites 

Take a look at this infographic showing the high percentage of composite materials used in the Airbus 380 plane. 


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