Design & Technology

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Welcome to the Design & Technology area

Head of Department – Mr K. Ahmed

Our role is to encourage, inspire and challenge our students, to better equip them for the future. Our students will learn an array of research, design, evaluation and practical skills, taking concepts and developing them into designs that can then be taken through and turned into a manufactured product. Our goal is to develop resilient students with the ability to handle any situation with confidence.

Staffing

Head of Design & TechnologyMr K. Ahmed – BSc (Hons) in Product Design and Development
Teacher of Design & TechnologyMiss R. Crossley – BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration
Teacher of Design & TechnologyMrs S. Livesley – BA (Hons) Crafts, Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Textiles
Technology TechnicianMr L. Karov – BA (Hons) Physical Education

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

AutumnSpringSummer
2D &3D Drawing Skills and Techniques
Rendering techniques,
Isometric, Oblique and free hand sketching,
Health and safety in the workshop, PPE
Acrylic LED Keyring Project
Idea generation, Basic electronics, cutting, shaping and finishing materials, CAD and presentation drawings
Fabric Monster Project
Develop sewing techniques (hand dexterity), design constraints and specification writing, embellishments
Year 8

AutumnSpringSummer
Key skills in Technology
Perspective drawings techniques, engineering and technical drawing techniques and BSI standards, communicating ideas to clients
Design & Make – Acrylic Clock
Design constraints and manufacturing specification. Edge treatment of acrylic. Iterative design process, Shaping plastic (thermoforming and thermosetting) Emerging Technologies- Laser cutting.
Design & Make – Mobile Phone Holder
Task Analysis on flat pack furniture, wood joining methods, templates and jigs, cutting, shaping and finishing plywood. Computer Aided Design (CAD)- Google Sketchup
Year 10

AutumnSpringSummer
Key skills in Technology
Explore design fixation, iterative design process, case study- Sir James Dyson
Free hand sketching techniques
Orthographic drawing techniques (first and third hand projection)
Dimensions and measurements according to BSI standards
Design & Make – Table Tennis bat
Interpreting engineering drawings, ergonomics and anthropometrics. Using a spokeshave and shaping and assembly of materials. Quality control checks.
User Testing and evaluation (Sports hall, PE department with table tennis tables)
Design & Make – Home Study Lighting
Investigating the problem and user profiling with regards to lighting at home. Product Analysis. Electronic components, symbols and circuit. Soldering technique (hand dexterity) and H&S procedures. Shaping acrylic and designing on CAD. Laser cutting (CAM).
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
D&T – Skills and Technique
C/A – Criteria 1 – Investigation the Design and Context
D/L 17/02/2017 
C/A – Criteria 2 -Development And Design Proposals
D/L 26/05/2017
C/A – Criteria 2 -Development And Design Proposals
D/L 26/05/2017
C/A – Criteria 3 – Making
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
C/A – Criteria 3 – Making
D/L 21/12/2017
C/A – Criteria 4 – Testing and Evaluating
D/L 16/02/2018
Exam Preparation

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkDepartment support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
24 Per Half Term
Homework is used to consolidate (put learning into long term memory) and further develop students knowledge and skills taught in lessons.
Monday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Wednesday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Friday 12.45pm-1.45pm
Websites

GCSE Bitesize –KS3
http://www.technologystudent.com/dtonline.org
HowStuffWorks.com
https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/
https://www.instructables.com/
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkDepartment support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
53/5 lessons (practical)
Mini Projects- used to develop core skills and knowledge in investigating, designing and making.

2/5 lessons (theory)
Used to develop theory knowledge of the subject using their Collins revision book and other video and paper resources.
Tuesday 12.30pm-1.45pm
Thursday 12.30pm.-1.45pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Qualification
AQA GCSE Design and Technology (8552)
All pupils receive:
– Collins – AQA all in one revision book
– Yellow key word and theory exercise book/ note book

Websites
http://www.technologystudent.com/
GCSE bitesize -KS4
PG online/ Seneca