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Subject: D&T

 

This page outlines the topics taught in each term through Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9), along with an overview of how assessments will take place.

 

Year 7

Graphics Module

Electronics Module

Basics of Typography, The Design Process, 2D Sketching, Isometric Drawing, Making in Card.

Door handle hanger project. Introduction to soldering techniques. Names of components and their function. I-P-O. Using CAD to simulate circuits. Using CAD to improve a final design idea.

Food Module

Product Design Module

Working properties of ingredients. How to season foods. Taste testing. Understanding of the source. Nutritional value. Seasonality and characteristics of ingredients. Hygiene and safety issues linked to Food Tech. Organisation of the food room. Use of equipment. Health enhancing foods. Recipe adaptation. Competent in a range of cooking methods.

Jewellery project. Research on Metals. Designing in CAD. H&S competencies. Using metal tools to make. Tools & their uses.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by… Evaluation of work produced in each module.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by… Summary of teacher assessments & End of Year 7 test paper.

 

 

Year 8

Graphics Module

Electronics Module

Design history. Past & Present designers. Communication skills. Isometric Drawing. Teamworking. Making in Styrofoam.

Night light project. Introduction to Strip boards, Bread boards, on-board/off-board components and their functions. I-P-O. Using CAD to simulate circuits. Using CAD/CAM to improve a final design idea.

Food Module

Product Design Module

Nutritional labelling. Disassembly. Analyzing food labels and taste testing. Working properties of ingredients, especially flour and cake products. Aeration/raising agents in cake and bread products. Multicultural breads. Types of seasonings and how to taste test seasoning of food products. Recipe adaptation and competent in a range of cooking methods.

‘Design Ventura’ style enterprise project. Group work. Introduction to Mechanisms. Personal development skills.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by… Evaluation of work produced & End of module test.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by… Summary of teacher assessments.

 

 

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Graphics

Typography, Drawing techniques, Card Mechanics, Designers & their work, Cad Cam, Product Analysis.

Drawing techniques, Designers & their work, Modelling, Formal drawing, Packaging, Marketing.

Creative skills, Cad Cam, Social & Environmental Issues, Print Industry, Teamwork skills, Analysis & research skills, Social issues.

Electronics

Alarming Designs Project. Strip boards. Components and their function. I-P-O. Research. Using CAD to simulate circuits. Using CAD/CAM to improve a final design idea. Presentation skills.

Integrated Circuits. Research. Presentation skills. Analogue and Digital Systems. Breadboards.

Programmable Integrated Circuits (PICs). Cybermen Project.

Food

Hygiene & food poisoning. Methods of heat transfer. Sauce making, thickening and gelatinisation. Choux, puff and filo pastry. Finishing techniques to alter sensory, nutritional and aesthetic properties. Healthy eating, nutrients functions and sources.

Emulsions, foams, suspensions. Multicultural foods. Nutritional needs of target groups. Adapting and use of own recipes. Labour saving devices. Vitamins, minerals

 

Protein, fat, starches. Functional properties of foods. Decorative techniques. Sensory taste testing. Flavourings. Family meal. Varied practical skills.

Product Design

‘Design Ventura’ competition. CAD/CAM.

Design & Make a lamp. Design & Make a clock using plastic. CAD/CAM.

Complete the clock.

Make a trivet using wood. CAD/CAM.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by… Regular evaluation of work produced.
 

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