Subjects

Open Evening Wednesday 29th September

Design and Technology

INTENT

what are we trying to achieve with our curriculum

D &T education makes a unique and valuable contribution to the education and preparation for life of every child at work or leisure. For some it can be a start point for a highly satisfying and successful careers. (Data.org.uk)

 

In school we want to build on from the primary school skills, giving them the opportunity to work in the areas of Product design and Textiles. Our main focus is to;

·Engage, enthuse and expand the pupil knowledge and understanding of DT within school and wider setting of society.

· To learn through practical experiences developing knowledge and skills in a creative, dynamic setting, demonstrating alternative ways of learning and thinking.

·Throughout the key stage 3 the national curriculum framework is adhered to.

·Through the creative work we do we want to encourage mindfulness and positive mental wellbeing.

IMPLEMENTATION

How we deliver our curriculum

Key stage 3

We have a carousel system in years7, 8 & 9 between DT and Food of 1 hour a week. Each subject is taught alternate weeks throughout the year. The pupils are taught in class sizes of approx. 16 enabling the pupils to have much more time completing practical tasks.

In DT we teach using a project based approach with a strong practical focus. Each year the pupils will complete a Product design and Textiles project.

There are 4 key strands which run through our modules in key stage 3

Design; research, drawing skills and modelling by hand and using a CAD system

Making; in Textiles the pupils will develop a number of embellishment skills and use of the sewing machine, encourage quality control through out to make a quality product.

In Product design the pupils develop hand skills and the use of CAM to produce their product.

Evaluate: this is an essential process used throughout the design process and is linked closely to the school SOLO and spade assessments.

Knowledge; of materials, components and skills are required for them to develop a deep understanding and higher level of success.

IMPACT

The difference that our curriculum makes to our pupils

·Pupils are excited and willing to take the risks in the safe environment of school to design original and creative designs, they have the resilience to preserve and problem and solve.

·The cross curricular links enable the pupils to apply maths, science, art geography and IT in a practical situation.

·We are not only preparing them for GCSEs but giving them valuable skills for future learning and life beyond school. The inclusion of virtues within our curriculum enriches the growth of a discerning and valuable member of society.

 

 

Design Technology
KS3 Key stage 3

We have a carousel system in years7, 8 & 9 between DT and Food of 1 hour a week. Each subject is taught alternate weeks throughout the year. The pupils are taught in class sizes of approx. 16 enabling the pupils to have much more time completing practical tasks.

In DT we teach using a project based approach with a strong practical focus. Each year the pupils will complete a Product design and Textiles project.

There are 4 key strands which run through our modules in key stage 3

Design; research, drawing skills and modelling by hand and using a CAD system

Making; in Textiles the pupils will develop a number of embellishment skills and use of the sewing machine, encourage quality control through out to make a quality product.

In Product design the pupils develop hand skills and the use of CAM to produce their product.

Evaluate: this is an essential process used throughout the design process and is linked closely to the school SOLO and spade assessments.

Knowledge; of materials, components and skills are required for them to develop a deep understanding and higher level of success.

General DT support the school production with costume design and construction.

We also work with art on holy day workshops.

We have worked with the Carft council on a number of initiatives

Yr7 Craft council and Leeds University workshop involving 80 pupils creating a woollen structure.

Yr9 Craft council and Leeds University workshop working with Knitting machines in a creative way.