Design And Technology

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

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 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 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
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 Information

Key Stage 3

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Department 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 …
2 2 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 fortnight Frequency and length of homework Department 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 …
5 Research

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