Design Technology

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 7 will be looking at the geometric forms used in the work of 20th century artists and using this as a springboard for their own designs for Geo drinks coasters. This will involve learning some useful workshop skills such as cutting, drilling, filing and sanding and expose them to some of the power and hand tools and machinery in the workshop.

OTHER INFORMATION

Students are encouraged to take an interest in design and technology outside of the classroom, e.g. museums visits, craft projects, after school clubs

Year

8

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 8 will build upon the skills they learnt in year 7, and use these to design and make a nightlight. They will be learning about the advantages and disadvantages of CAD/CAM through use of the laser cutter

OTHER INFORMATION

Students are encouraged to take an interest in design and technology outside of the classroom, e.g. museums visits, craft projects, after school clubs

Year

9

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 9 will build upon skills developed in Year 8 with a project based on developing accuracy in marking out and measuring, culminating in a sweet dispenser. They will be working to tolerances and using a range of workshop equipment

OTHER INFORMATION

Students are encouraged to take an interest in design and technology outside of the classroom, e.g. museums visits, craft projects, after school clubs

Year

10

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 10 will be focussing on designing and making a trophy or award using the criteria and mark scheme used in the NEA at Year 11. They will also be studying specific areas of theory such as the work of past designers and the properties of materials.

OTHER INFORMATION

Students will receive weekly past paper questions to complete for homework. They are expected to complete this by the first lesson of every week.

Hand in deadline (Folder work) December 2018

Year

11

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 11 will begin the year by investigating a key part of the non-exam assessment. This is not only a required part of the course in itself, but also teaches core skills needed within the examined assessment.

OTHER INFORMATION

Students will receive weekly past paper questions to complete for homework. They are expected to complete this by the first lesson of every week.

Hand in deadline (Folder work) December 2018