Students experience DT in Y7 and Y8 by making small functional outcomes from a variety of materials and using specific hand and electric tools. Health and safety is a major factor in the subject where students will undertake a health and safety passport on all of the machines and tool usage.
Students’ problem solve a brief and design several ideas which they then put into practice. All students by the end of Y8 will have made a variety of different functional products from different materials and skills. This leads into the option of GCSE Resistant Materials or BTEC Construction L2.
Students will need to show a degree of creativity and technical ability to undertake a problem which they have to physically solve. With independent thinking skills and the ability to use machinery.
The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the course in Key Stage 4.
Students are taught specific basic tool and equipment skills with the importance of Health and safety in a workshop environment in Y7 and experience different material projects. These basic practical skills are further developed by using computer Aided design and computer Aided Manufacturing to produce more complex outcomes in Year 8.
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Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area