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Design & Technology KS3

Aims:
  • To promote an interest and enthusiasm in learning Design and Technology subjects.
  • To enable students to investigate work of others and compare existing similar products that clearly informs ideas.
  • To enable students to develop a specification, taking into account materials/processes/ time / user, with justification.
  • To enable students to generate relevant and detailed ideas demonstrating depth and breadth of knowledge.
  • To enable students to produce an accurate step by step guide before/during practical, taking into account time, processes and resources needed.
  • Students to be able to demonstrate knowledge/confidence/competence in the use of tools and equipment to produce a quality outcome.
  • To enable students to propose feasible solutions to problems that arise.
  • To enable students to analyse and evaluate throughout their work with justification and understanding.

 

Content:
Year 7
Year 8
  • Key Skills – Safe working practices measuring out, marking out, cutting out, assembling, clamping, gluing, finishing, sanding, varnishing, product analysis, designing, planning, evaluating, 2D design, soldering, preparing ingredients, using utensils and electrical equipment, safe use of hob and oven, knife skills, enrobing.
  • Key Skills – Safe working practices, marking out, laser cutting, pewter casting, cutting and finishing aluminium, marquetry, finger joints, assembling, clamping, gluing, finishing, sanding, varnishing, product analysis, designing, planning, evaluating, 2D design, preparing ingredients, using utensils and electrical equipment, filleting, pastry work, team working.
  • Key knowledge – Safe working theory, function and names of basic hand tools, basic electronic components and equipment, safe use of machines, pillar drill, belt sanding, cooking utensils, sewing machines functions, applique, soft wood, types of knives, healthy eating, French culinary terms.
  • Key knowledge – Safe working theory, function and names of tools, safe use of heat treatment area, drilling, sanding, cooking utensils, sewing machines functions, applique, hardwood, acrylic, pewter, different sources, spices, cuts of meat, nutritional value of foods, balanced diet.
  • Projects used for vehicles for teaching – Design and make of themed speaker, sweet dispenser, textiles iPad cover, international food.
  • Projects used for vehicles for teaching – Design and make of decorated box, Maori jewellery and presentation box, textiles wall hanging, international food.

 

Key assessment details:

Coursework – 50% of total marks, a single design and make task chosen from a variety of set themes.

Written exam – one paper, 2 hours long.

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