Design and Technology

In Design and Technology students have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience in a wide range of areas, from Product and Graphic Design to Catering and Construction. They learn to be critical of existing designs and to use their practical knowledge to solve problems. They develop as craftspeople and as designers, using prior knowledge to enhance their understanding of the subject. They learn how to research, design, test, evaluate and make, for a variety of clients, including themselves.

 

KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 7

  • Half Term 1: Pewter Casting
  • Half Term 2: Food Unit 1
  • Half Term 3: rotate
  • Half Term 4: rotate
  • Half Term 5: rotate
  • Half Term 6: rotate

YEAR 8

  • Half Term 1: Clocks
  • Half Term 2: Food Unit 2
  • Half Term 3: rotate
  • Half Term 4: rotate
  • Half Term 5: rotate
  • Half Term 6: rotate

YEAR 9

  • Half Term 1: Speakers and Acoustics
  • Half Term 2: Food Unit 3
  • Half Term 3: rotate
  • Half Term 4: rotate
  • Half Term 5: rotate
  • Half Term 6: rotate

 

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 10 (RESISTANT MATERIALS)

Half Term 1: Core Studies
Half Term 2: Project 1: Wood
Half Term 3: Project 1: Wood
Half Term 4: Project 2: Plastic
Half Term 5: Project 2: Plastic
Half Term 6: CW – Brief, research and designing

YEAR 10 (GRAPHICS)

  • Half Term 1: Movement in Design
  • Half Term 2: Movement in Design
  • Half Term 3: Movement in Design
  • Half Term 4: Mapping
  • Half Term 5: Mapping
  • Half Term 6: Mapping

YEAR 10 (CATERING)

  • Half Term 1: Cooking skills 1. Cooking Terminology
  • Half Term 2: Cooking skills 2. Menu Planning
  • Half Term 3: Cooking skills 3. Healthy Eating and Diets
  • Half Term 4: Task 1 research and design
  • Half Term 5: Task 1 Making and Evaluating
  • Half Term 6: Task 1 Making and Evaluating

YEAR 10 (CONSTRUCTION)

  • Half Term 1: Unit 1 – Producing a Timber Product
  • Half Term 2: Unit 1 – Producing a Timber Product
  • Half Term 3: Unit 14 – Developing Carpentry Skills
  • Half Term 4: Unit 14 – Developing Carpentry Skills
  • Half Term 5: Unit 3 – Health and Safety
  • Half Term 6: Unit 3 – Health and Safety

YEAR 11 (RESISTANT MATERIALS)

  • Half Term 1: CW - Designing
  • Half Term 2: CW - Design Development and Planning
  • Half Term 3: CW – Making
  • Half Term 4: CW – Evaluating. Revision
  • Half Term 5: Revision

YEAR 11 (GRAPHICS)

  • Half Term 1: Posters and Communication
  • Half Term 2: Posters and Communication
  • Half Term 3: Posters and Communication
  • Half Term 4: Exam Project
  • Half Term 5: Exam Project

YEAR 11 (CATERING)

  • Half Term 1: Task 2 Research and Design. Job Roles
  • Half Term 2: Task 2 Making and Evaluating. Health and Safety
  • Half Term 3: Revision
  • Half Term 4: Unit 2 – Task revision
  • Half Term 5: Revision

YEAR 11 (CONSTRUCTION)

  • Half Term 1: Unit 14 – Developing Home Improvement Skills
  • Half Term 2: Unit 14 – Developing Home Improvement Skills
  • Half Term 3: Unit 14 – Developing Home Improvement Skills
  • Half Term 4: Unit 13 – Home Decorating Skills
  • Half Term 5: Unit 13 – Home Decorating Skills

 

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12 (PRODUCT DESIGN)

  • Half Term 1: Coursework Product Analysis and Research. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 2: Coursework – Initial and Developed ideas. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 3: Coursework – Planning. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 4: Coursework – Making. Focused Practical Tasks. Exam Revision
  • Half Term 5: Portfolio Preparation. Exam Revision
  • Half Term 6: A2 Introductory Project

YEAR 13 (GRAPHICS)

  • Half Term 1: Intro Project
  • Half Term 2: Project 1 – Typography
  • Half Term 3: Project 2 – Image Making
  • Half Term 4: Unit 2 – Exam Project
  • Half Term 5: Unit 2 – Exam Project
  • Half Term 6: Unit 3 – Personal Study (Essay)

YEAR 13 (PRODUCT DESIGN)

  • Half Term 1: Coursework Product Analysis and Research. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 2: Coursework – Initial and Developed ideas. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 3: Coursework – Planning. Focused Practical Tasks
  • Half Term 4: Coursework – Making. Focused Practical Tasks. Exam Revision
  • Half Term 5: Portfolio Preparation. Exam Revision  

YEAR 13 (GRAPHIC DESIGN)

  • Half Term 1: Unit 3 – Personal Study
  • Half Term 2: Unit 3 – Personal Study
  • Half Term 3: Unit 3 – Personal Study – Final Piece
  • Half Term 4: Unit 4 – Exam Task
  • Half Term 5: Unit 4 – Exam Task