KS3 Summary (Year 7 and 8)
Topics Covered. In Years 7 and 8 students spend approximately 9 weeks in each subject strand learning core skills.
Topics covered in Year 7.
The Healthy Eating project introduces kitchen skills and the essential nutritional and hygiene information.
The Happy Meal Burger project uses paper, board and Styrofoam to develop display items.
The Juggling Balls project uses machinery and hand skills to manipulate fabrics to make juggling balls.
The Celebration Cakes project investigates of four main types of cake production.
The Dinosaur CAD CAM module investigates mechanisms and uses CNC routers and a laser cutter to produce working models.
The Bridge Building Challenge investigates forces and stresses and their impact on structures.
The Patchwork Cushions module investigates different cultures and uses the information to influence the product design.
KS4 Summary (Year 9, 10 and 11)
Students choose to study either Design and Technology or Food and Nutrition for their GCSE option at the end of Year 8 and follow this for the next three years.
The Design and Technology option is offered through a choice of three separate routes. All the areas investigate the impact of new and emerging technologies on people, culture, industry, enterprise and the environment. Students will study in the specialist areas of:
Design and Technology Graphics -
Design and Technology Resistant Materials –
Design and Technology Textiles –
Topics covered in Year 10 include:
Food and Nutrition –
Design and Technology Resistant Materials -
Design and Technology Textiles-