SAM 5065

 

Technology

 

 Subject Overview

 

In Design Technology we aim to offer a broad base of experience for all pupils in Key Stage 3, reflecting the many facets of technological influences in our lives. All pupils will become either designers, manufacturers or consumers and the range of experiences offered at Key Stage 3 allows pupils to develop a comprehensive awareness of how technology influences society. At Key Stage 3 pupils work through a series of practical projects, which introduces them to a wide range of technological processes, using the different mediums of Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and ICT.

 

 Curriculum Structure

 

Pupils are taught in a carousel system meaning they will work in four or five different areas across the year. Currently in Year 7 the fifth carousel will be a course of Drama.

 

Assessment Overview

 

In Year 7 all students are assessed on a score of 1 to 5 in both practical and written assessments. The assessments for Year 7 cover the following areas:

 

1) Research: Product Analysis of different soups – Food

 

2) Planning: Pop-up cards

 

3) Ideas: Acrylic Clock

 

4) Evaluation: Planner Pouch

 

As well as assessments throughout the year pupils will also undertake an end of year examination.

 

 In Year 8 all students are assessed on a score of 1 to 10 in both practical and written assessments. The two halves of the year group cover slightly different areas.

 

8B  cover:

 

1) Ideas Generation: Food

 

2) Presentation skills: Graphics

 

3) Research: Textiles

 

4) Specification: CAD/CAM Slotted Toy

 

5) Evaluation: Electronic Sign

 

8H cover:

 

1) Ideas Generation: Food

 

2) Research & Sensory Analysis: Food Preparation & Nutrition

 

3) Research: Textiles

 

4) Specification: CAD/CAM Slotted Toy

 

5) Evaluation: Electronic Sign

 

As well as assessments throughout the year pupils will also undertake an end of year examination.

 

 Click on the link below to view the assessment booklets.

 

 In Year 9 pupils will have a choice to study two areas of Technology in more depth to build skills for GCSE courses. Pupils have two lessons per week consisting of both practical, design and theory based lessons. Work will be assessed in the same way as Year 8 using a score of 1 to 10 for both practical and written assessments. Pupils will undertake examinations at the end of the options blocks in January and June.

 

Please see the pre-options booklet and Year 9 curriculum overview for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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