Design & Technology

Design and Technology

A summary of KS3 and its relevance

Our aim is to provide a varied and stimulating range of projects and experiences which cover the assessment objectives in the national curriculum. All work is based around preparing pupils to become creative and critical thinkers, developing the fundamental skills of designing, making and evaluating to solve real and relevant problems.

A summary of the skills acquired

In Key stage three pupils will identify design problems, learn from existing products, communicate their design ideas, learn about materials, develop technical and making skills and be able to evaluate their work. We will follow a process of ‘explore’, ‘create’ and ‘evaluate’

  • Explore: Pupils will learn how to research briefs, analysing existing products, investigate professional designers and develop their own specifications. They will generate design solutions through drawing and prototyping.
  • Create: Pupils will work in a variety of media including paper, card, wood; metal and plastic. They will also look at of programmable components and mechanisms to support their own design solutions.
  • Evaluate: Pupils will be taught how to evaluate their own and others products to help inform their designing.

Topics covered in Year 7

  • Small scale design and make projects which may vary
  • Design and prototyping project

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Topics covered in Year 8

 Bicycle accessories – design project

  • Medium scale design and make project

Autumn Term Subject Map

Spring Term Subject Map

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