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Design and Technology

DT encourages pupils to design, make and test a variety of products with a number of different materials and processes. DT involves “hands on” practical skills as well as IT skills both in design and production.

 

Lessons take place in a dedicated workshop equipped with up to date machinery which includes; Band facer, Pillar drill, fret saws, band saw and the laser machine to develop skills in computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD CAM). Most recently we have invested in a Thermoforming centre which involves a wide variety of manufacturing processes connecting industrial practices to real life work experience.

 

Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught in two small groups. During Terms 1, 2 and 3 one group go to Food Technology while the other group go to Design and Technology. Then for Terms 4, 5 and 6 they swap over. The curriculum is structured so that pupils build on their knowledge of skills throughout the projects they are taught. There is scope for pupils to revisit units that require further personal development, therefore the pupils work at their individual capability and progression.

 

At KS4, pupils study towards either GCSE Resistant Materials. Pupils develop their own personal projects and follow the design process which has been taught in stages throughout KS3.

Design Technology Programme of Study

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

Pencil Holder Project

Health and Safety

Knowledge of tools

Research and ideas

Line work and rendering skills

Producing templates

Marking out skills

Cutting skills

Band facer

Drilling

Drawing with grids

2D design skills

Theory work -Plastics

Vacuum forming

Finishing techniques

Enlarging and reducing drawing skills

Health and Safety

Knowledge of tools

Research and ideas

Line work and rendering skills

 

Producing templates

Marking out skills

Cutting skills

Band facer

Drilling

Drawing with grids

2D design skills

Theory work -Plastics

Vacuum forming

Finishing techniques

Enlarging and reducing drawing skills

Year 8

Bird Puppet Project

Health and Safety

Further knowledge of tools and machinery

Product analysis

Developing design ideas

Oblique drawing skills

Templates and proportion

Cutting skills

Band facer

Drilling

Isometric drawing skills

Specification

2D design skills

Theory work - Wood

Cross -halving joint (working safely with chisels)

Finishing techniques

 Crating drawing skills

Health and Safety

Further knowledge of tools and machinery

Product analysis

Developing design ideas

Oblique drawing skills

Templates and proportion

Cutting skills

Band facer

Drilling

Isometric drawing skills

Specification

2D design skills

Theory work - Wood

Cross -halving joint (working safely with chisels)

Finishing techniques

 Crating drawing skills

Year 9

Mechanical Toy Project

Health and Safety PPE

Equipment

Knowledge of tools and machinery

Product analysis using ACCESSfm

Manufacturing specification

Oblique drawing skills

Finger Joints (straight cut and internal cutting)

Through housing joint (extended experience with chisels)

Mechanisms

Drawing skills – sketching ellipses

2D design skills (CAD)

Laser cutting (CAM)

Theory – Metals

Dip coating

Drawing skills – isometric continued

Health and Safety PPE

Equipment

Knowledge of tools and machinery

Product analysis using ACCESSfm

Manufacturing specification

Oblique drawing skills

Finger Joints (straight cut and internal cutting)

Through housing joint (extended experience with chisels)

Mechanisms

Drawing skills – sketching ellipses

2D design skills (CAD)

Laser cutting (CAM)

Theory – Metals

Dip coating

Drawing skills – isometric continued

KS4

 

GCSE

 

Research

Personal project

Design brief

Research

Product analysis

Theory work – Health & Safety PPE

Exam style questions

Research

Personal project

Ideas  development

specification

Theory work – modern and smart materials

Composites

Exam style question

Design

Personal project

Modelling

Production Planning

Manufacture

Theory – methods of manufacture

& CAD/CAM

Exam style questions

Design

Personal project

Manufacture

Theory – moral, social & cultural issues.

Exam style questions

Modelling

Personal project

Finishing techniques

Evaluation

Theory – renewable energy, recycling and waste

Exam style questions

Exam practice

 

Revision

 

Exam