Curriculum

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Design Technology is taught at Key Stage 3, as part of our Art / Design Technology carousel. Our Design Technology curriculum focuses on developing practical skills within a particular material area, 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.
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
Food Technology

  • To identify the main nutrients required for a healthy balanced diet.
  • To identify the nutritional needs of a teenager.
  • To identify the main factors that affect dietary needs throughout different life stages.

Structures & Nets

  • Design
  • Researching
  • Generating creative solutions
  • Problem solving

Plastics

  • Thermoforming/Setting
  • Design & Make
  • Develop design of innovative
  • Functional
  • Appealing products that respond to needs in a variety of situations
Food Technology

  • To understand the importance of eating a variety of different foods from the Eatwell Guide.
  • To understand the importance of eating the correct proportions of each section of the guide for a healthy balanced diet.

Paper Engineering/Mechanisms

  • Design
  • Researching
  • Generating creative solutions
  • Problem solving

Woodwork – Joints Based

  • Design & Make
  • Use specialist tools
  • Techniques
  • Processes
  • Equipment precisely including CAM
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

Enrichment Offer

Pupils are able to participate in a variety of design and make projects as part of the formal curriculum and as part of extra-curricular enrichment activities.

Useful Resources and Revision Support