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Technology (Key Stage 3)

 

Students in year 7 & 8 will experience all areas of Design & Technology. They will work on a carousel system and complete 4 projects during year 7, and a further 4 projects in year 8.

 

Year 7

What will pupils study this year?

In year 7, students will be introduced to working practices within Design & Technology. Students will experience all areas of Design & Technology including Food, Textiles and Product Design. Year 7 will be focussed on learning how to safely use tools and equipment and how to work independently and as part of a team.

 

 

 Food

Food Provenance

 In this unit students will focus on Food provenance and how where we live affects what we eat. This unit will encourage students to think about the things that influence our food choices such as cultural factors, religion or availability. They will also consider the environmental impact that our food choices have including sustainability, implications of food miles and how we can avoid food waste. To support the theory knowledge in this unit students will make traditional dishes from different origins including paella and apple crumble.

 Textiles

 The Year 7 Textiles project is an introduction to textiles, including understanding what textiles are and where they come from. The project task is based on using different colours and shapes. Students will design and make a fabric wall hanging using a range of textured fabrics. Design development and presentation skills including rendering will be taught alongside key subject theory content. Students will make a fabric wall hanging using a range of textured fabrics.

They will learn about natural and synthetic fibres, what they are and the different working properties to enable them to select appropriate materials. All students will learn how to use a sewing machine independently and will use them to create their own work of art. They use a range of equipment to enable them to produce a quality finished product.

 Product Design

Aquarium Project

 In this project students will explore working with a variety of materials such as acrylic plastic, aluminium and plywood. They will learn about the source and origin of these materials and will develop an understanding of how the properties of these materials make them suitable for different applications.

 Students have the opportunity to use and learn about a range of hand tools and workshop machinery and will use these skills to develop a quality outcome. The project will raise planning and evaluation skills and will give students the opportunity to develop as independent learners.

 Product Design

Skyline Project

 In this project, students use Computer Aided Design (CAD software) to design and make a stationery holder based on famous buildings from around the world. The skyline project allows students to develop their Computer Aided Design skills by focusing on accuracy and detail and provides students with the opportunity to produce their product using a more up to date manufacturing method.

 The project also focuses on sketching techniques and developing their sketching skills. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to develop an eye-catching an interesting design

 Food

Nutrition and Health

 In this second food unit, students will learn about the foods that they need to eat to stay fit and healthy. This will include using the Eat well guide to plan and make healthy, balanced dishes such as macaroni and cheese, chicken curry and breakfast egg muffins. Students will also learn about food hygiene and how the can work safely and independently in the kitchen.    

 

Year 8

What will pupils study this year?

In year 8, students will build on the skills and practices developed in year 7 and undertake 5 more challenging projects in Food Technology. Product Design and Textiles. Each project will cover a range of skills including planning, designing and focus practical tasks that will prepare students when making their GCSE Design & Technology option choices.

 

 

 Food

Food Preparation

 The scheme of learning sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and health, food safety and food choice. Pupils will cook predominantly savoury dishes to help understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients. Pupils will explore sweet and savoury foods as well as learning about menu and meal planning.

 Textiles

Day of the Dead

 For this project, students will learn about E-Textiles and how they can be used to enhance textile designs. They will design, create and make a fabric holder for a phone based on the Day of the Dead. The product will include an electronic circuit with an LED light. The product will be constructed using sewing machines and hand stitching techniques .The design will be developed from research into the Mexican Day of the Dead as a cultural influence. They will develop machine skills from year 7 and hand sew electronic components.

 Food Technology

Nutrition and Lifestyle

 The scheme of learning sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and health and food safety. Pupils will cook predominantly savoury dishes to help understand the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet. Pupils will cook with a wide range of ingredients which will make nutritionally balanced meals.

 Product Design

Inclusive Design Project

 For this project students will design a product to improve the life of someone with a disability, such as visual or hearing impairment. To complete the project successfully students must consider the specific needs of their target user and design and create a suitable product that fully meets their needs. The project will focus on Google SketchUp and modelling. Students will also study smart materials and ergonomics.

 Product Design

Paper Light

 For this project students will focus on the development of their electronics knowledge and skills to create a light that is made from laser cut card.. The objectives of the project is that they develop skills and confidence within the workshop, soldering and understand different electronic components and well as understanding that different materials such as paper can be used as sustainable alternative.