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Design Technology

Design Technology allows pupils to develop their skills and understanding in both an educational and non-educational context. It is our belief that Design Technology should be as practical as possible in KS3 to allow pupils to develop and demonstrate their practical abilities. All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 receive 4 hours of Design Technology lessons a fortnight. During this time they are taught Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Textiles. Work is project based, projects can run from 6 to 12 weeks depending on the nature of the project. In Year 10 and 11 pupils are able to opt for a variety of Design Technology subjects. Currently we offer: Product Design, Engineering, Food Technology.

Curriculum and courses

Click here for the Design Technology curriculum map.

KS3, Yrs 7, 8 & 9

All units are presented via pupil A3 workbooks. In these books the pupils will find their assessments and grading criteria. They will then display their work in printed format in the books. These are available for the pupils to take home for parents/guardians to see, but must be brought back for the following lesson. All work produced by the pupils is allowed to be taken home.

Project 1 Project 2 Project 3
Year 7 Design Technology Content Staying Safe, Being Healthy: Food Project Students are encouraged to cook a variety of dishes that simplify healthy eating. They also look at Health and Safety practices in a kitchen environment. Art Deco Jewellery Project. Students design and make a contemporary version of an art deco piece of jewellery using plastics and wood. Bugs Project, incorporating Electronics and Textiles. Students are asked to design and make a novelty toy using textiles and incorporating LED lights and conductive thread.
Assessments Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work.
Project 1 Project 2 Project 3
Year 8 Design Technology Content World Food. Pupils will create a variety of dishes from around the world including: Pizza, Lasagne, Thai Green Curry, êclairs and Burgers. Pupils will also experience a variety of flavours in traditional dishes and the different preparation methods used. Clocks Project. Pupils will design and make a contemporary working clock using acrylic and a quartz mechanism which appeals to a wide audience. Bags Project. Pupils will design, make and sublimation print a bag. The bag will also include some electronic elements, such as an amplifier.
Assessments Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work.
Project 1 Project 2 Project 3
Year 9 Design Technology Content Mr Kipling Cake Design. Pupils will design and make a small cake, suitable for the Mr Kipling product range. Mug Project. Pupils will design a surface pattern for a mug which is then sublimation printed onto the mug. The project also includes net development and gift box design. Chocolate Bar. Pupils will follow the design process for a chocolate bar of their choice. This will include designing the bar, advertising and packaging.
Assessments Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work. Pupils will be assessed on the quality of their practical activities and written design work.

KS4 Yrs 10 & 11:

The Year 10 & 11’s are following the AQA Product Design course. 60% of the marks are Controlled Assessment, 40% is based on a final 2 hour examination.

Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 10 ICT Content Controlled Assessment: Research Pupils will investigate a design scenario for a well known product. From an amplifier to a perfume bottle. This is an exam board set activity. Controlled Assessment: Design Portfolio Pupils will begin to create their design portfolio for the product they have researched. This is an exam board set activity. Theory / Revision
Assessments Work is assessed via the Exam board mark scheme Mock Examination
Half term 1 Half term 2 Half term 3 Half term 4 Half term 5 Half term 6
Year 11 ICT Content Controlled Assessment:
Practical
Pupils will develop and make their product. This is an exam board set activity.
Controlled Assessment / Revision Revision
Assessments Controlled Assessment Mock Examination Mock Examination Completed Controlled Assessment Final Examination

Websites

BBC Technology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology