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Design Technology

Design Technology is a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3. Students are taught in mixed ability sets, and will study three modules of work on a rotational basis. Each module will deliver key skills and knowledge as well as focus on specific aspects of the design process. Students are taught in a very practical way, experimenting and working with a range of different materials, to produce high quality functional products.

Year 7

Food – a healthy pizza that meets the “Eat Well” plate
Textiles – a storage wrap
Resistant Materials – a chalk board and pencil holder

Year 8

Food – developing scones
Textiles – a screen print & embroidered bag
Resistant Materials – sweet dispenser

Year 9

Food – design and make cup cakes
Textiles – an appliquéd cushion
Resistant Materials – a bird feeder, skills exercise using a variety of different joints

Years 10 & 11

In Year 10 Design Technology is an option subject. Students can choose from GCSE AQA Food Preparation & Nutrition (AQA), AQA Resistant Materials (AQA), OCR Child Development (OCR specification J818) or AS AQA Fashion & Textiles (AQA).  Students have 5 one hour lessons a fortnight. 

Further DT revision materials can be found on the Learning Zone.