Design technology
KS32KS42

Contacts

Acting Head of Department: Mr L Horrigan (Assistant Headteacher, Curriculum)

Key Stage 4 issues linked to Child Development: Mrs S Llewellyn

Key Stage 4 issues linked to Food Technology: Miss K Adcock

Key Stage 4 issues linked to Product Design: Mr J Lalley

Overview of subject

Design Technology: Key Stage 3

At KS3 (currently Years 7 and 8), all students access Design Technology lessons. All Year 7 and 8 students follow a Design Technology curriculum which includes Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles. Students in year 7 have 6 Textiles based lessons only.

 

Design Technology: Key Stage 4

At KS4 (currently Y9, 10 & 11), students follow an options programme. The selecting of a Design Technology subject is totally optional. The following subjects are delivered through the Design Technology department at KS4:

  • Child Development
  • Food Technology
  • Product Design

 

Key Information and dates

KS3:

Students complete a unit of work in one of the fields of DT before rotating so that they gain access to the full curriculum over the duration of a full academic year. The dates of the class rotations are shown below.

Year 7T/7B:

First Rotation 2nd Sept-6th Dec

Second Rotation 9th Dec- 29th Mar

Third Rotation 31st Mar-18th July

 

Year 8T:

First Rotation 2nd Sept-6th Dec

Second Rotation 9th Dec- 29th Mar

Third Rotation 31st Mar-18th July

 

Year 8B:

First Rotation 2nd Sept-15th Nov

Second Rotation 18th Nov-31st Jan

Third Rotation 3rd Feb 2nd May

Fourth Rotation 5th May-18th July

5 Ways to support your child

Food:

Ensure your child brings in their ingredients for all practical lessons.

Ensure your child completes their homework on time (once every two weeks).

Encourage your child to check their spelling, punctuation and grammar on pieces of homework before the due date.

Encourage your child to use pencil when drawing and pen for written work.

Check verbal feedback comments when students take their booklets home to monitor your child’s progress.

 

Resistant materials:

Check planners regularly to ensure that students are up to date with their homework.

Always use colour on any drawings or sketches as part of your coursework.

Ask your teacher if there is anything else that you can add to your work to improve it.

Always spend at least 45 minutes on each piece of homework.

Use the internet to research your coursework and homework. Websites can be provided.

 

Graphics:

Check planners regularly to ensure that students are up to date with their homework.

Encourage your child to check their spelling, punctuation and grammar on pieces of homework before the due date.

Encourage your child to use pencil when drawing and pen with written work.

Check verbal feedback comments when students take their booklets home to check your child’s progress.

Ensure that you child arrives at school equipped to learn i.e. pen/pencil/ruler/rubber/calculator as a minimum

 

Textiles:

Check planners regularly to ensure that students are up to date with their homework.

Ensure your child completes their homework on time (once every two weeks.)

Please encourage your child to check their spelling, punctuation and grammar on pieces of homework before the due date.

Encourage your child to use pencil when drawing and pen with written work.

Ensure that you child arrives at school equipped to learn i.e. pen/pencil/ruler/rubber/calculator as a minimum

Homework overview

Most of the design and technology home learning is building on the learning during lessons to prepare for the next lesson/activity. This may include finding examples or materials, complete designs or plans and to gain valuable feedback or research around their work. On-going challenges from lessons and problem solving activities will be used to try and develop solutions to the issues raised in lessons. Other home learning may include designs and reflections on practical work.

 

 

Assessment

Year 7

A1 7TH Nov, A2 2nd Feb, A3 23RD Mar, A4 19TH June

Year 8

A1 7th Nov, A2 27th Feb, A3 27th Apr, A4 19TH Jun

Year 9

A1 17TH Nov, A2 13th Jan, A3 27th Apr, A4 27th Jun

Year 10

A1 6th Oct, A2 27TH Feb, A3 13th May, A4 26TH Jun

Year 11

A1 6TH Oct, A2 6th Jan, A3 2ND Feb, A4 23rd Mar

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