Design & Technology

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Welcome to the Design & Technology area

Head of Department – Mr K. Ahmed

Our role is to encourage, inspire and challenge our students, to better equip them for the future. Our students will learn an array of research, design, evaluation and practical skills, taking concepts and developing them into designs that can then be taken through and turned into a manufactured product. Our goal is to develop resilient students with the ability to handle any situation with confidence.

Staffing

Head of Design & TechnologyMr K. Ahmed – BSc (Hons) in Product Design and Development
Gifted & Talented Coordinator and Teacher of Design & TechnologyMrs L. Whalley – BSc (Hons) Design and Technology
Teacher of Design & TechnologyMrs S. Livesley – BA (Hons) Crafts, Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Textiles
Technology TechnicianMr L. Karov – BA (Hons) Physical Education

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Key skills in Technology
Focused tasks: Sketching and drawing in 2D and 3D. Technical and engineering drawing methods. Tonal shading and rendering techniques. Health and safety- symbols, workshop rules and induction.
Design & Make – Acrylic LED keyring
Key focus: Design Ideas and modelling, cutting and shaping acrylic. Basic electronics, Laser cutting, CAD (Computer Aided Manufacture), assembly and user testing.
Design & Make – Fabric Monster
Key focus: Design ideas, sewing techniques, using templates and assembly and finish.
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Key skills in Technology
Focused tasks: Generating design ideas and thinking creative and innovating. Basic modelling and risk assessment/ health and safety.
Design & Make – Acrylic Clock
Key focus: Design constraints and manufacturing specification. Edge treatment of acrylic. Laser cutting, CAD (computer aided manufacture). Mechanisms.
Design & Make – Campervan model
Key focus: Computer Aided Design (adobe Photoshop), marking and cutting pinewood and hardboard. Shaping and finishing metal and assembly and testing.
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Design & Make – Table Tennis bat
Key focus: Interpreting engineering drawings, ergonomics and anthropometrics. Using a spokeshave and shaping and assembly of materials. Quality control checks.
Design & Make – Home Study Lighting  
Key focus: Electronic components and symbols. Soldering technique. Shaping acrylic and designing on CAD. Laser cutting (CAM).
Key skills in Technology
Focused tasks: modelling and testing using Styrofoam and corrugated card. Exploring design problems and creating solutions and looking at ethical design and development.
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
D&T – Skills and Technique
C/A – Criteria 1 – Investigation the Design and Context
D/L 17/02/2017 
C/A – Criteria 2 -Development And Design Proposals
D/L 26/05/2017
C/A – Criteria 2 -Development And Design Proposals
D/L 26/05/2017
C/A – Criteria 3 – Making
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
C/A – Criteria 3 – Making
D/L 21/12/2017
C/A – Criteria 4 – Testing and Evaluating
D/L 16/02/2018
Exam Preparation

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkDepartment support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
22 Per Half Term
Exam style
Questions Linked to Learning
Peer Analysis
Peer Evaluation
Monday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Wednesday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Friday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Websites
GCSE Bitesize –KS3
http://www.technologystudent.com/
dtonline.org
HowStuffWorks.com

Video&TV
Youtube-D&Tube
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkDepartment support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Research
Exam Questions Linked to Lesson
Learning
C/A- Prep Work
Tuesday 12.30pm-1.45pm
Thursday 12.30pm.-1.45pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Qualification
AQA- Design & Tech
Resistant Materials

Collins-Review D&T RM Essentials (Given to Pupils)

Websites
GCSE Bitesize –KS3
http://www.technologystudent.com/
dtonline.org
HowStuffWorks.com
Video&TV
Youtube-D&Tube