Design Technology

Design Technology is a core curriculum subject, studied by all pupils in Key Stage 3 at Orchard Mead Academy.

Design Technology is an option at GCSE level during Years 10 and 11.

Year 7Knowledge Lessons – Design and Food TheoryDesign Practical – GeodomesKnowledge Lessons – Design and Food TheoryDesign Practical – Felt Pencil CasesKnowledge Lessons – Design and Food TheoryFood Practical – Skills Based Recipes

 

Year 8Knowledge Lessons – Design and Food TheoryDesign Practical – Designer Case Study: Lucy SparrowFood Practical – Skills Based RecipesTechnical Design Drawing

 

Year 9Knowledge Lessons – Design TheoryDesign Practical – Angle Poise LampFood Practical – Skills Based RecipesKnowledge Lessons – Food Theory

Design and Technology
Year 10: Half Term 1·       Technical Design Drawing.

·       Design Knowledge.

Year 10: Half Term 2·       Architecture project.

·       Design Knowledge

Year 10: Half Term 3 and 4·       Body adornment project with alternative model making materials.

·       Design Knowledge.

Year 10: Half Term 5 + 61st June release of NEA.

·       Research, analysis of context, design brief, technical and core material understanding.

Year 11: Half Term 1·       Design ideas, design development and model making.
Year 11: Half Term 2·       Designing with appropriate testing, model making into clear prototyping. Analyse and evaluate;
Year 11: Half Term 3·       Testing and evaluation
Year 11: Half Term 4 and 5·       Revision of all core principles and application of principles in examination styles.

 

For information about enrichment clubs  and revision clubs please visit our clubs page here. 

Websites:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zdvb2sg

Specific to the relevant examination board – BBC Bitesize has a wide range of resources appropriate for KS3 and KS4 Design and Technology. This also provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge to a variety of tasks.

http://www.gojimo.com/gcse-designtechnology-revision/

Support random tests to aid frequent revision to embed knowledge and understanding.

http://www.technologystudent.com/

This site shows break downs of all core components and assists in revision and for use during NEA tasks.

The Design and Technology Department has a Twitter feed where we share a wide range of news stories, articles and blogs which will also provide cross-curricular links with other subject areas.

 

 


Subject Policies/Plans

Subject Leader/s

Mr B Cave

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