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Design Technology

Design Technology KS3 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn Term
1

Autumn Term
2

Spring Term
 1

Spring Term
2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2 

Year
7

Night light project. Product specification and brief

Night light project. Health and Safety in the workshop and practical work.

Night light project. Health and Safety in the workshop and practical work.

Night light project. Electric components and soldering

Night light project. Electric components and soldering. Creating a high quality finish using machinery.

Night light project. Creating a high quality finish using machinery and materials. Night light assembly and evaluation.

Year
8

Bottle Opener Project. Working and isometric drawings. Metal theory.

Bottle Opener Project. Health and safety and knowledge of tools and workshop machinery

Bottle Opener Project. Using tools to measure and make accurately

Bottle Opener Project. Using tools to measure and make accurately. Begin making.

Bottle Opener Project. Continue making

Bottle Opener Project. Working with metal and wood, theory and assembly of bottle opener. Evaluate

Year
9

Jewellery Project. Design movements. Project brief and research

Jewellery Project. Iterative design ideas reflecting prior research and theory of available materials for laser cutter.

Jewellery Project. Development of design ideas with annotation.

Jewellery Project. Computer Aided Design skills and application

Jewellery Project. Computer Aided Design skills and application

Jewellery Project. Construction of jewellery and evaluation.

Design Technology KS4 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn
Term 1

Autumn
Term 2

Spring
Term 1

Spring
Term 2

Summer
Term 1

Summer
Term 2

Year
10

Theory plus designing and making skills - Metals

Theory plus designing and making skills - Woods

Theory plus designing and making skills - Plastics

Theory plus designing and making skills - Papers and Boards

Core Theory

NEA project starts

Year
11

NEA

NEA

NEA

Exam  Prep-Theory

Exam  Prep-Theory

Exam  Prep-Theory