D&T

D&T

The pupils will have a grounding in the use of specialised tools, processes and techniques needed in the manufacture of products. They will explore design throughout key stage 3 and enhance their problem solving abilities through critical thinking and a variety of approaches. They will understand safe working practices. Importantly they will build resilience when things go wrong and be able to analyse their work in order to understand how to better themselves.

All pupils work within a specialist group in Technology. In GCSE D&T the groups are organised in to the specialist areas of Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles. Year 10 is used as a knowledge and skill building year to allow all pupils to engage successfully with the particular requirements of their own specialist GCSE examination course. A variety of tasks appropriate to each cohort of pupils will develop attitudes, technical knowledge and skills in both designing and making. In Year 11 pupils will concentrate on completing their NEA from contexts set by the AQA exam board.

There is a choice of two A level courses in Design & Technology.  Students will opt for the course that is most appropriate to further their studies of the specialist material area followed at GCSE. The courses have been chosen to allow the students to develop their skills, creativity , imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding.

Curriculum Overview – Design Technology

Curriculum Overview – Food

Graphics
Year 7Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 8Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 9Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 10Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Year 11Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Sixth Form (Year 12 and 13)Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Textiles
Year 7Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 8Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 9Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 10Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Year 11Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Sixth Form (Year 12 and 13)Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Food
Year 7Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 8Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 9Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 10Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Year 11Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Resistant Materials
Year 7Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 8Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 9Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser
Year 10Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Year 11Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organisers: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Sixth Form (Year 12 and 13)Curriculum Implementation Plan
Knowledge Organiser

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