Design and Technology

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Year 7

During Year 7 students will start the year working on a common project. They will undertake a design task where they will develop research, design and creativity skills. Following the common project, they will undertake 4 modules in specialist areas with specialist teachers. In these modules they will develop design and make skills.

Module/Project title

Key assessment piece

Homework title

Homework             regularity

 CAD/CAM: Keyring

 Research

1.  Design a pet product (research)

2. DT Numeracy

3. Design a pet product (Design)

Once per cycle

 Textiles: Pencil Case

 Designing

1. Risk assessment

2. Mood board

3. Product Analysis

Once per cycle

Resistant Materials: Desk Tidy

 Planning

1.  Good design

2. DT Numeracy

3. MDF

 Once per cycle

Food

Evaluating

1. Kitchen safety poster

2. Analysis of sandwich

3. Evaluation of fruit salad

Once per cycle

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8

During Year 8 students will start the year working on a common project. They will undertake a design task where they will develop research, design and creativity skills. Following the common project, they will undertake 4 modules in specialist areas with specialist teachers. In these modules they will develop design and make skills.

 

Module/Project title

Key assessment piece

Homework title

Homework             regularity

 Systems and control: Portable speaker

 Planning

1. Design icons

2. DT numeracy

3. Components

 Once per cycle

 Product Design: Clocks

Designing

1.  Existing products

2. Mood board

3. Numeracy

 Once per cycle

 Textiles: Hats

 Evaluating

1. Risk assessment

2. Testing fabrics

3. Care labels

 Once per cycle

 Food

Research

1. Eatwell guide

2. Flours

3. Cereals

Once per cycle

Year 9

During Year 9 students will undertake 3 modules in specialist areas with specialist teachers. In these modules they will follow the design process to design and make creative outcomes. They will be taught knowledge that links to some of the Design and technology GCSE courses that they can then opt for next year. In Product Design they will design and make a product for the kitchen, in Food they will cook a number of recipes and in Textiles they will design and make their own face covering.

Module/Project title

Key assessment piece

Homework title

Homework             regularity

 Food

 Evaluating

1. Eggs

2. Fish

3. Evaluation

 Once per cycle

 Textiles

Planning

1.  Transport mood board

2. Flow chart

3. Smart materials

 Once per cycle

Product Design 1: User centred design

Research and Designing

1.  Design movements research

2. Design movements designing

3. Market pull, technology push

Once per cycle

Product Design 2: Prototyping

Evaluating

1. Product life cycle

2. DT numeracy

Woods

Make cardboard lighting over 3 weeks