Students will research, analyse and generate design ideas and models considering customer needs, mindful of themes, fashions and trends. Environmental concerns will be considered, alongside the use of smart materials and new emerging technologies.   Students will gain experience in identifying and solving a range of issues, developing skills as well as demonstrating knowledge and understanding in Health & Safety. This will be evident through their design ideas and practical application. Students will have an opportunity to develop CAD / CAM skills using 2 D Design, Laser Cutter and 3 D printers.  Students will learn to investigate and evaluate products already on the market and how to modify and develop with sound reasoning.  This prepares students for GCSE in Design and Technology with fundamental understanding of the contribution Design and Technology makes to our modern world.

Broad Grammar STEM
Year 7 Picture Frame and Wooden Puzzle Project Picture Frame and Wooden Puzzle Project Picture Frame and Wooden Puzzle Project
Year 8 Sweet Dispenser Sweet Dispenser Sweet Dispenser
Year 9 Cam Toy Cam Toy Cam Toy

Students learning will be assessed by:

Practical skill ability and written assessments in the following areas:
Developing design ideas;
Practical tasks;
Evaluation of the outcome;
Technical Knowledge, related to the product and processes studied.

Key Stage 4 Courses

Students in Years 10 & 11 can study GCSE Materials Technology.

Details of this course is available from the linked resources on this page.

Department Staff

Mr P Bentley Teacher of Technology Contact