Design and Technology Curriculum

Below are details for the Design and Technology course taught in Year 9. Please see Electronic Products, Food Technology, Graphic Products, Product DesignResistant Materials and Engineering for the more specialised Design and Technology courses offered at GCSE and A Level.

 

The Year 9 course is design to give all students a “taste” of the different areas of design and technology offered at GCSE level. Students are involved in different design and manufacturing based projects. All the students will experience all the projects. The order the projects in taught in is dependent on the teacher.

 

Half Term 1 (September – October)
Teacher 1: Mr. Brown

  • Introduction to the department.

Graphic Products

  • Pop up card design and make project.
  • Students produce a pop-up card using a range of presentation techniques and by experimenting with movement using different mechanisms.

Graphic Products

  • Students further their knowledge of processes and techniques used in graphic products by designing and making packaging for a chocolate manufacturer.

Teacher 2: Miss Elliott

  • Introduction to the department.

Graphic Products

  • Pop up card design and make project.
  • Students produce a pop-up card using a range of presentation techniques and by experimenting with movement using different mechanisms.

Electronic Products

  • The students learn about electronic products by manufacturing their own Buzz Box Circuit. They will learn about the different electronic components and how they function within the circuit board.
  • Students will also gain an understanding of how printed circuit boards are manufactured and get a chance to perfect their soldering skills.

Teacher 3: Mr Wilde

  • Introduction to the department.

Graphic Products

  • Pop up card design and make project.
  • Students produce a pop-up card using a range of presentation techniques and by experimenting with movement using different mechanisms.

Resistant Materials

  • The students design and manufacture a Birdfeeder.
  • The students get the opportunity to learn and practice different presentation techniques used in designing to produce a range of different designs for a bird feeder.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: N/A

 

Half Term 2 (November – December)
Teacher 1: Mr Brown

Graphic Products

  • Students complete the design and manufacture of the chocolate manufacturer.

Engineering

  • Students are introduced to the diverse world of engineering. They learn some basic principles of structural engineering and gain some experience of working with materials and processes in the workshop to manufacture a steel coat hook.

Teacher 2: Miss Elliott

Electronic Products

  • Students complete their work for Electronic Products.

Resistant Materials

  • The students design and manufacture a bird feeder.
  • The students get the opportunity to learn and practice different presentation techniques used in designing to produce a range of different designs for a bird feeder.

Teacher 3: Mr Wilde

Resistant Materials

  • Students gain experience of designing using Computer Aided Design and manufacture.
  • Students learn a range of techniques in the workshop and manufacture a bird feeder from softwood.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: N/A

 

Half Term 3 (January – February)
Teacher 1: Mr Brown

Electronic Products

  • The students learn about electronic products by manufacturing their own Buzz Box Circuit. They will learn about the different electronic components and how they function within the circuit board.
  • Students will also gain an understanding of how printed circuit boards are manufactured and get a chance to perfect their soldering skills.

Teacher 2: Miss Elliott

Resistant Materials

  • Students continue to work on the bird feeder project and gain experience of designing using Computer Aided Design and manufacture.
  • Students learn a range of techniques in the workshop and manufacture a bird feeder from softwood.

Teacher 3: Mr Wilde

Electronic Products

  • The students learn about electronic products by manufacturing their own Buzz Box Circuit. They will learn about the different electronic components and how they function within the circuit board.
  • Students will also gain an understanding of how printed circuit boards are manufactured and get a chance to perfect their soldering skills.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: N/A

 

Half Term 4 (March – April)
Teacher 1: Mr Brown

Resistant Materials

  • The students design and manufacture a bird feeder.
  • The students get the opportunity to learn and practice different presentation techniques used in designing to produce a range of different designs for a bird feeder.

Teacher 2: Miss Elliott

Graphic Products

  • Students further their knowledge of processes and techniques used in graphic products by designing and making packaging for a chocolate manufacturer.

Teacher 3: Mr Wilde

Engineering

  • Students are introduced to the diverse world of engineering. They learn some basic principles of structural engineering and gain some experience of working with materials and processes in the workshop to manufacture a steel coat hook.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: N/A

 

Half Term 5 (April – May)
Teacher 1: Mr Brown

Resistant Materials

  • Students gain experience of designing using Computer Aided Design and manufacture.
  • Students learn a range of techniques in the workshop and manufacture a bird feeder from softwood.

Teacher 2: Miss Elliott

Engineering

  • Students are introduced to the diverse world of engineering. They learn some basic principles of structural engineering and gain some experience of working with materials and processes in the workshop to manufacture a steel coat hook.

Teacher 3: Mr Wilde

Graphic Products

  • Students further their knowledge of processes and techniques used in graphic products by designing and making packaging for a chocolate manufacturer.

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: N/A