Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Resistant Materials/Graphics/Electronics

Design Technology is a modern, forward looking subject, which aims to utilise up-to-date technologies and practical activities to solve the design problems of today, as well as to engineer, design and create the designed world we will live in tomorrow.

Technology has progressed enormously over the past 50 years and is clearly set to continue doing so. From developing materials that can be mass produced into complex shapes, to designing a more sustainable way of living, all of our lives are intricately affected by the vision, innovation and skills of designers, architects and engineers.

Designing is an intelligent activity, which involves considering a wide range of external factors, such as existing designs and designers, aesthetics, ergonomics, sustainability, costs, health and safety, materials, processes, structural integrity and consumer demand.

Design itself comes in many guises and the ability to draw upon areas such as maths, science, technology, communication and art play a crucial role.

KS3 students will have the opportunity to work in a range of Design Technology specialisms using a module rotation system to experience Resistant Materials, Graphics and Electronics.

GCSE students will have the opportunity to work with a range of materials in a couple of design and make projects in preparation for their main GCSE controlled assessment project.

Design Technology suits students who are genuinely curious and interested in the designed world around them and who wish progress to Architecture, Engineering or Design degrees.


YR7

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Elastic Plastic

Resistant Materials

Elastic Plastic

Resistant Materials

Drawing Skills

Graphics

Drawing Skills

Graphics

Moisture Sensor

Electronics

Moisture Sensor

Electronics

Planning

Health & Safety

Drawing/Designing in Perspective

Practical Skills

Coping saw, files, strip heater, Pilar drill

Presentation technique, One Point Perspective, Two Point Perspective, Isometric

Oblique, Net Design, Packaging challenge

Soldering, Electrical Theory.

Resistors,

Conductors

Practical, Vacuum Forming

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

 

END OF YEAR EXAM

 

YR8

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Wooden Storage Box

Resistant Materials

Wooden Storage Box

Resistant Materials

Bedroom Alarm

Electronics

Bedroom Alarm

Electronics

Solar Challenge

RM/Elec/GP

Solar Challenge

RM/Elec/GP

           

Timbers, Wood joints, drawing in 3D, ICT presentation, Specification criteria, planning.

Practical Work, cutting, abrading, finishing.

Soldering skills, Electronic component theory, systems diagrams, planning.

Practical, circuit boards, components, building sensors, vacuum forming enclosures.

Group work, research, design ideas, specification criteria, final design, CAD/CAM, planning, sustainability.

Group practical, delegation, team work. Soldering, graphic design, chassis construction.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

 

END OF YEAR EXAM

 

YR9

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

MP3 Amplifier

Electronics

MP3 Amplifier

Electronics

Limited Edition CD

Graphics

Limited Edition CD

Graphics

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Design context, writing a brief, product analysis, design ideas, circuit theory, and practical.

Practical, sustainably cased enclosure, evaluation writing.

Design context, writing a brief, product analysis, typography, CAD/ICT design.

Design Ideas, Screen printing, Smart Materials, Nets, Practical.

Design context, writing a brief Sustainable design, 6 R’s, Designing, Specification writing.

CAD/CAM (laser cutter), Final Design, Planning, Reclaiming materials, Practical.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

       

END OF YEAR EXAM

 


Yr 10 Design & Technology GCSE

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Pewter Casting

Metalwork

Wooden Rocking Horse

GCSE Controlled Assessment Tasks

Design context and brief, pewter casting process, metals and their properties, CAD/CAM (Laser cutter), Casting, Brand research, 2D Design, Design Ideas, Final Ideas and perspective sketching. Practical work, Evaluation.

Focused Practical Task, Responding to a brief, Orthographic Projection, Planning, Template usage, Traditional wood working tools, Exploded diagrams, Assembly, Group work, Planning time, Costing, Resources.

Introduction to GCSE CA Tasks. Objective 1 (8 Marks). Choosing a design context, exploring and writing a bespoke brief. Analysis of the brief, research plan, user requirements, product analysis, construction methods, joining materials, specification writing.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

MOCK EXAM

END OF YEAR ASSESSMENT



Year 11 Resistant Materials

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

GCSE Controlled Assessment

GCSE Controlled Assessment/Revision

Revision

Objective 2 (32 Marks): Initial Idea sketching, Formal design proposals, development, modelling of ideas, CAD/CAM modelling, materials research.

 

Revision/Exam Technique, Walking/Talking Mocks,

Ergonomics, Anthropometrics,

Graphic Materials, Joining methods

Objective 3 (32 Marks): Practical assembly of Controlled Assessment.

 

Objective 4 (12 Marks):

Evaluation, Testing, Modifications

 

Revision:

Creativity and innovation. Design products to meet the needs of clients. Principles of form, function, fitness for purpose. Role of designers and product developers. Impact on society, analyse existing products including professional designers, working with design briefs and specifications.

GCSE Exam Revision:

 

Exam Questions, technique and practice:

 

Revision Topics:

 

Consider the conflicting demands that moral, cultural, economic, and social values and needs can make in the planning and in the designing of products; consider environmental and sustainability issues in designing products; consider health and safety in all its aspects; anticipate and design for product maintenance where appropriate; design for manufacturing in quantity and be aware of current commercial/industrial processes; generate design proposals against a stated design criteria, and to modify their proposals in the light of on-going analysis,

Evaluation and product development; reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their design ideas.

 

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

MOCK EXAM

GCSE Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11 Graphic Products

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

GCSE Controlled Assessment

GCSE Controlled Assessment/Revision

Revision

Objective 2 (32 Marks): Initial Idea sketching, Formal design proposals, development, modelling of ideas, CAD/CAM modelling, materials research.

 

Revision/Exam Technique, Walking/Talking Mocks,

Ergonomics, Anthropometrics,

Graphic Materials, Joining methods

Objective 3 (32 Marks): Practical assembly of Controlled Assessment.

 

Objective 4 (12 Marks):

Evaluation, Testing, Modifications

 

Revision:

Creativity and innovation. Design products to meet the needs of clients. Principles of form, function, fitness for purpose. Role of designers and product developers. Impact on society, analyse existing products including professional designers, working with design briefs and specifications.

 

GCSE Exam Revision:

 

Exam Questions, technique and practice:

 

Revision Topics:

 

Consider the conflicting demands that moral, cultural, economic, and social values and needs can make in the planning and in the designing of products; consider environmental and sustainability issues in designing products; consider health and safety in all its aspects; anticipate and design for product maintenance where appropriate; design for manufacturing in quantity and be aware of current commercial/industrial processes; generate design proposals against a stated design criteria, and to modify their proposals in the light of on-going analysis,

Evaluation and product development; reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their design ideas.

 

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

MOCK EXAM

GCSE Exam