Year 7

Autumn Term

Baseline test – Generic what do you know test, used to guide future learning.

Keyring project – Acrylic CAD/CAD and hand finishing skills used.

Spring Term

Picture frame project – Pine personalised frame using CAD/CAM and traditional making skills.

Summer Term

Picture frame project – Pine personalised frame using CAD/CAM and traditional making skills

Year 8

Autumn Term

Knowledge check –Summary of previous years’ work.

Inlay timber box – timber box using a range of hand tool and techniques to produce a high quality finished product.

Spring Term

Inlay timber box – timber box using a range of hand tool and techniques to produce a high quality finished product.

Summer Term

Structures projectTower challenge, pupils will work in groups to design and build a tower to a set success criteria

Year 9

Autumn Term

Knowledge check –Summary of previous years’ work

Puzzle unit – Oak puzzle using a range of hand tools

Docking station unit – pupils to make circuit and housing, CAD/CAM and soldering

Spring Term

Casting unit –  Pewter products made using  CAD/CAM and hand skills

Summer Term

Conceptual lighting design unit – design and development unit, building pupils creativity and development skills through design and modelling

Year 10

Autumn Term

Knowledge check –Summary of previous years’ work

Sound amplifier unit – mini Y11 style project using a range of timers and CAD/CAM

Spring Term

Designing for the disabled unit – mini Y11 style project using a range of polymers and CAM/CAM

Summer Term

From 1ST June Pupils will start their final GCSE NEA project

End of year mock – summery of theory covered to guide revision in final year.

Year 11

Autumn Term

NEA tasks and revision

Spring Term

NEA tasks and revision

Summer Term

EXAM PREP

Assessment of Learning

Years 7 & 8

Pupils follow the design process in order to research, analyze, design and develop their choices. These elements will be marked and feedback given on what went well and also how to improve each area.  All practical skills covered during the make process will be reviewed and summarized in a new practical skills log, pupils will use this to show am understanding of what skills they have undertaken during each of their projects.

Years 9, 10 & 11

AQA GCSE in Design Technology

Final GCSE will be made up of 50% NEA and 50% EXAM.

NEA (Non Exam Assessment) part of the course will cover a range of material areas using a wide range of traditional and new design and make skills.

EXAM preparation will be covered throughout the 3 year course in theory based lessons, pupils will have a number of mock exams though the course to familiarise them self in preparation for final exam

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