At Key Stage 3, students develop their skills in a range of DT disciplines to solve a number of problems and create distinctive products.
Students study Textiles, Product Design, Food Technology, and Resistant Materials, to complete projects such as:
Hexagonal ‘Hex Box’
Electronic Mood Light
Pocket LED torch
Resistant Materials – Students are set a ‘design brief’ where they must research, design, model and make their own product. They work with a range of woods, metals and plastics and will have the opportunity to use state of the art CAD/CAM equipment such as laser cutters and CNC machines. The students present their work in a portfolio, which showcases the design ideas and photographic evidence of their modeling, development and practical work, which includes their finished ‘iPod Docking Station’. Throughout the year, students are also prepared for their exam with Resistant Materials theory.
Food Technology – Students are set a ‘design brief’ where they must research, design, model and make their own food product. They work with a range of ingredients and have the opportunity to use a variety of kitchen equipment such as food processors, pasta machines and industrial ovens etc. The students present their work in a portfolio, which showcases their design ideas and the photographic evidence of their making, which includes their final ‘in-store bakery’ dish. Theory work is delivered throughout the course in preparation for their exam.
Exam Board – AQA
Unit 1 – Written paper worth 40% based on pre-released material. (Single Tiered exam)
Unit 2 – Design and Making Practice worth 60% based on folder work and practical work.
KS4 ICT – Wednesday
KS4 Computing – Thursday
KS4 Business – Thursday
KS3 Minecraft – Friday
KS4 Catering – Monday
KS4 Product Design – Monday