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Smithdon High School

Design Technology KS3

Within DT lessons, we use quick feedback quizzes (where appropriate) to aid memory retention and, for each of the projects studied, the work is supplemented by the addition of a knowledge organiser, which provides the students a summary sheets of the knowledge gained over the projects in order to aid revision. This is especially important when the subject is taught on a rotation at KS3.

KS3 Design Technology

Every Key Stage 3 student studies Design and Technology for 1 hour every two weeks. Students learn a variety of skills, including traditional practical skills and CAD/CAM skills, using our ICT facilities.

Students complete a number of projects that enhance both their practical skills, and their theoretical understanding of this wide-ranging subject. The projects allow students to build on and develop their previously acquired skills, ensuring that, by the end of Year 9, students are prepared to successfully complete GCSE Design Technology at KS4, should they choose it as one of their “Options” subjects.

Year 7 Textiles - Embroidered Bookmark

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Year 7 Design and Technology - Timber Bookends 

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Year 8 Design and Technology - Bottle Opener

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Year 8 Design and Technology - Programming and Drawing 

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Year 9 Design and Technology - Jewellery Project

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Year 9 Design and Technology - Context Project

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