Design Technology

Year 7


Autumn Term

Key fob 

  • H&S, Design brief and hand tools

Mini-fob torch

  • Electronic circuits
  • CAD/CAM processes


Spring Term

Simple boxes with designer lids

  •  Intro to woodwork joints
  • Marking and cutting/CAD/CAM

Rubber-band cars

  • Design and following a brief
  • Hand/machine tools/painting
  • Proof of being fit for purpose


Summer Term

Water Rockets

  • Principles of propulsion
  • Reusing (6’rs)
  • Design and evaluation

Sketch-up

  • Plan and 3 dimensional
  • Drawings for design
  • Rendering
  • Annotation


Year 8


Autumn Term

Metal plant hangers

  • Intro to metalwork/H&S revisited
  • Cutting/shaping/bending metal

Textiles

  • Sewing/CAD/CAM, Ironing
  • Printing and presentation
  • Evaluation process


Spring Term

Picture frames

  •  Marking and cutting/scroll saw
  • Woodwork joints-accuracy

Introduction to System control Electronics

  • Electronic intro/system control. Design & making


Summer Term

Sweet dispenser

  • Following a design brief/Situation
  • Marking, planning and accuracy
  • Woodwork joints
  • CAD/CAM , Detailed evaluation

Sketch-up

  • Plan and 3 dimensional views
  • Drawings for design
  • Rendering with additional features
  • Annotation for materials and detail


Year 9


Autumn Term

Clock Project

  • Materials Properties and design
  • CAD/CAM, design brief and evaluation process

Mechanical toy 

  • Modelling & simple system control
  • Design process. Mechanical logic


Spring Term

6 R’s- Sustainability.

  •  Written independent research with emphasis on materials

Recycling project

  • Design process & course work
  • Theory of resistant materials related to GCSE course work


Summer Term

Sweet dispenser

  • Following a design brief/Situation
  • Marking, planning and accuracy
  • Woodwork joints
  • CAD/CAM , Detailed evaluation

Sketch-up

  • Plan and 3 dimensional views
  • Drawings for design
  • Rendering with additional features
  • Annotation for materials and detail


Year 10


GCSE Curriculum

OCR GCSE (1-9) J310

Core Knowledge

  • Resistant materials, manufacturing processes properties and uses in design.
  • Measuring
  • CAD/CAM –Computer aided design and manufacturing.
  • Scales of production
  • Emerging technologies
  • Cost of design and manufacture
  • Communication of ideas via sketches and drawings

15% Mathematics content

  • Arithmetic
  • Data
  • Graphs

Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)    

Iterative design project     50% of GCSE (9–1)

  • Explore   (Needs)
  • Create     (solutions)
  • Evaluate (have the needs been met)      

The Iterative Design Challenge is a single task component, worth 100 marks and covering 50% of the qualification. The Iterative Design Challenge gives learners the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills over time in order to realise a valid outcome that reflects real- world design considerations. This component is internally assessed and externally moderated.

There are three forms of evidence required to support the authentication of learners’ work:

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Final Prototype
  • Observations

Drawn and written paper     50% of GCSE (9–1)

2 hours

100 marks

‘Core’ principles equate to approximately 60% and ‘In-depth’ principles equate to approximately 40% of the exam.


Year 11


Y11 Coursework

Year 11 coursework.

 

Design and Making Unit 563 (OCR)    (30% of the GCSE grade)

Topic: My Environment

  • Situation, design brief, research, design & planning
  • Modelling & Making
  • Use of CAD/CAM

 

  • Advanced use of machine/ hand tools
  • Correct use and accuracy
  • Planning & Production methods
  • Finishing and evidence
  • Modelling/ICT/Photo. Completion of modelling process. Final assessment and evaluation.

Course work completed

Revision:

  • Revision of tools, processes, design & sustainability theory. Mock and sample exam papers. Exam techniques.

Written exam:    40% of the total mark.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • SCHOOL CLOSES 19TH OCTOBER AT 3.40PM FOR HALF TERM
  • SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER AT 8.40PM
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