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Design Technology

We aim to encourage and extend the imaginations of our students, giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding of a constantly evolving subject.  Providing relevant experiences to give them the chance to live work and succeed in a technological world.  We are continuously developing our learning schemes to keep pace with the many changes and technological advances.

 We are an experienced team that have student progression at the heart of all our planning, with a focus on personalised learning for each individual, so that early intervention can be provided. This means that we plan, action and review as a team and are committed to continuously strengthening and developing our own subject knowledge.

 

Key Stage Three

Key Stage 3 runs a carousel system which allows each child to have the opportunity to engage in a range of projects. This is following the National Curriculum; the skills covered and acquired by students equip them for life. We have re-written all of our programmes of study to satisfy the new curriculum.

 

 

Topic1

 

Topic 2

Topic 3

Topic 4

Year Seven

 

Food

Graphics

 

Textiles

 

Systems& control (Mechanical)

Assessment

Food

Graphics

 

Textiles

 

Systems& control (Mechanical)

Year Eight

Electronics

 

Food

 

CAD/CAM

 

Graphics/Product Design

 

 

Assessment

Electronics

 

Food

 

CAD/CAM

 

Graphics/Product Design

 

 

Year Nine

 

 

 

Product

Design

 

Graphics Model manufacture

Food

Systems& control (Mechanical)

CAD/CAM

 

 

Assessment

Product

Design

 

Graphics Model manufacture

Food

Systems& control (Mechanical)

CAD/CAM

 

 

 

 

Key Stage Four

Key Stage 4 prepares students for internationally recognised qualifications and for further education. Our KS4 students follow the AQA syllabus for study in GCSE Design Technology. The courses cover Graphics, Electronics and Product Design. Each consists of a designing and manufacturing section. During the courses, all students will be expected to challenge themselves and have high aspirations for attainment. Progress is monitored and all students are expected to actively engage with the wide variety of resources which are used to unlock their potential.

 We ask that students come to lesson equipped with a range of writing and drawing equipment. Homework is used to further develop their understanding of classroom tasks, research and revision alongside exam practice work in preparation for securing the skills needed to be successful in Technology.

This course provides students with opportunities to design and make products using a range of materials such as: wood, metal, plastic, Electronics and Fabrics. They will apply their knowledge and understanding to practical problems and develop a range of practical solutions. Lessons have clear learning objectives and learning outcomes, as well as a variety of motivational tasks throughout.