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Design and Technology

Introduction

Design and Technology (D&T) prepares students to take part in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. Students will learn to use current technologies and practical techniques and consider the impact of future technological developments. We encourage students to think creatively and challenge themselves to design products that meet human needs. Pupils follow the National Curriculum programmes of study and the course is delivered through a vast array of different projects which involve Research, Design, Making and Evaluation. Through design and technology pupils will gain valuable skills and build their confidence in a variety of practical situations that can be used throughout their lives.
The department has a team of specialist teachers who deliver at Key Stage 3: Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Textiles Technology and Graphics; at Key Stage 4: GCSE Resistant Materials, BTEC Construction and GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. Lessons are taught in well-equipped workshops with improved computer access for all students.
All teachers teach across the range of Key Stage 3 and 4 in a mixed ability setting. During Key Stage 3 students use a range of materials to design and make a variety of different products. At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA syllabus of their chosen Design and Technology subject.

Studying Design and Technology can lead to a number of different careers.

Mr Satari
Head of Faculty
Mr Breen
Subject Leader: Resistant Materials/Construction
Technology Year 7

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Food

Autumn term 1

Skill based on-going assessment.

Marionette Puppets

Autumn term 2

Project assessed at the end of each term.

Sketchup

Spring term 1

Skill based on-going assessment.

Microbit

Spring term 2

Game covers

Summer term 1

Magazine project

Summer term 2

Technology Year 8

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Food

Autumn term 1

Skill based on-going assessment.

Wooden air planes

Autumn term 2

Project assessed at the end of each term.

Photoshop

Spring term 1

Skill based on-going assessment.

Game Maker

Spring term 2

Web design

Summer term 1

Food / Photoshop / Wooden boats

Summer term 2

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)