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Key Stage 3 Design Technology
Pupils are introduced to
Design and Technology in Year 7 through to Year 9 to develop their competence
in the subject. In each year group pupils complete 3 projects, which takes them
through the design stages leading to the manufacture of a product.
During each project pupils will:
Understand Health and Safety in the workshop.
Develop understanding of the design process.
Identify and use a variety of subject specific tools, components and
materials relating to each project.
Understand materials used and properties.
Develop understanding of manufacturing process.
Develop practical skills and techniques.
Develop product analysis and testing and evaluation
will complete a Design and make task using a variety of materials and will be
assessed on the following sections:
Technology is taught at KS3 so that pupils:
Can enjoy making useful products by using
a variety of tools and manufacturing processes;
are motivated by seeing their ideas
come to life in a working model;
can organise their time to produce an
interesting and relevant design folder;
projects we do at KS3:
introduced to the design process during year 7.8 and 9 and are introduced to various Design and Technology Projects in
Resistant Materials, Graphics and Product Design. Each year group completes a
project in the various subject listed below:
Year 7: Flat Pack Toy Project/ Desk
Tidy (Boat Project)/ Key Ring project
Year 8: Coat Hook Project/ Picture Frame Project/
Year 9: Book End Project/ Clock
Project /Graphic Design Drawing project
benefits from doing Design and Technology at KS3 by:
knowledge of how products are made
Students will be assessed at the end of each design and make
task/project – this assessment will cover the content of both designing and
making and will cover a variety of levels from level 3 to level 7. Students
will also be assessed at the end of each year through and end of year exam.
Design Technology Year 7 Download
Design Technology Year 8 Download
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