DESIGN

       TECHNOLOGY

Design Technology
Our Design and Technology curriculum focuses on developing practical skills within key material areas, allowing pupils to learn about industry standards and manufacture products with high quality outcomes. Pupils learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication. Pupils get to grips with using current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments.

Pupils will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.

Pupils will study the following key areas:

  • Core Technical Principles
  • Specialist Technical Principles
  • Design and making Principles
Curriculum Overview: Design Technology
Year 7 Year 8
  •  CUBEES – Culture, Society and Environment
  • Electrical circuits
  • Graphic design
  • Introduction to food technology
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Aided Manufacture
  • Modern materials and technology
  • (3D Printing)
  • Textiles

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • design and technology and our world
  • smart materials
  • electronic systems and programmable components
  • mechanical components and devices
  • materials
  • understanding design and technology practice
  • understanding user needs
  • writing a design brief and specifications
  • investigating challenges
  • developing ideas
  • investigating the work of others
  • using design strategies
  • communicating ideas
  • developing a prototype
  • making decisions

 

 

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EDUQAS GCSE Design and Technology

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support

 

 

Curriculum Overview: Engineering

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Unit 1

This qualification shows learners how to:

  • Understand engineering disciplines
  • Understand how science and mathematics is applied in engineering
  • Understand how to read engineering drawings
  • Understand properties and characteristics of engineering materials and know why specific materials are selected for engineering applications
  • Understand engineering tools, equipment and machines
  • Produce hand drawn engineering drawings
  • Produce Computer Aided Design engineering drawings
  • Demonstrate production planning techniques
  • Demonstrate processing skills and techniques applied to materials for a manufacturing task equipment

Unit 2

Learning Outcomes

LO1: Produce hand drawn engineering drawings

LO2: Produce Computer-Aided Design (CAD) engineering drawings

LO3: Demonstrate production planning techniques

LO4: Demonstrate processing skills and techniques applied to materials for a manufacturing task

 

 

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: NCFE Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Level ½ Technical Award in Engineering NCFE

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support