Design Technology - KS3

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Mr S Chilvers
Assistant Progress Leader: Mrs K Evans (Hospitality & Catering)
Teaching Staff: Mr J Smith, Miss R Pritchard,  Mrs B Watson, Mrs J Charlton
Link Governor: Mrs R Sinnott

OUR AIMS

The Design Technology curriculum at Up Holland High School is structured to provide a modern and innovative learning experience that allows students opportunities to learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices.

Up Holland High School offers students two lessons a week in Design Technology on a carousel system which incorporates one session in Hospitality and Catering in Year 7 & 8 and two in year 9. Each carousel is designed to embed knowledge and skills and help students gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

Design Technology allows students to study core technical, designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment throughout Key stage 3.

YEAR 7



TERM
UNIT OF STUDY
KEY SKILLS / LEARNING
Carousel 1
Design History
* Critical studies
* Analysis of designers such as Phillippe Starck, Ettore Sottsass and Norman Foster.
* Analysis of leading design companies Apple, Under Armour, Dyson and Bauhaus.
* Understand how to design inspired by others.
Carousel 2
Timbers
* Understand the principles of health and safety in the workshop.
* Identify a range of tools and how to use safely.
* Be able to measure and mark materials accurately.
* Be able to cut materials and produce a range of interconnecting joints,
* Apply quality finishes to products.
Carousel 3
Drawing & Modelling in 2D & 3D
(Computer Modelling)
* Use of proportion
* Drawing isometric and orthographic projections
* Drawing in perspective
* Basics of 2D Design and Google Sketch Up

YEAR 8



Carousel 1
CAD/CAM Design
(Monster Wrap Project)
* Solving design problems
* Understanding packaging purposes and materials
* Vacuum Forming process
* Design and development
* CAD design including use of laser cutter
Carousel 2
Enterprise Design
(Board Game Project)
* Critical Analysis of existing products
* Identifying market needs
* Design solution and creation
* Product Assembly
* Testing, Evaluating and modification.
Carousel 3
Papers & Boards
(Pop Up Mechanisms)
* Visualise and represent 2D and 3D objects
* The function of mechanisms to produce different sorts of movement
* Drawing and production of nets
* Design to a brief and evaluate success/failure
* Measure accurately.

YEAR 9



Carousel 1
Iterative Design
(3D Lamp)
* The contemporary and potential future use of: automation, computer aided design (CAD)
computer aided manufacture (CAM)
* Extracting information from technical specifications.
* Component names, interaction and operation.
* Developing a range of prototypes
* Understanding how biomimicry is used in industry.
Carousel 2
Theoretical Studies
(Materials)
* Classification of the types of properties of a range of materials.
* Selecting appropriate materials.
* Analysis and reflection
* Ecological issues in the design and manufacture of products.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

After school CAD/CAM sessions

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Ask what subject areas they like in Design and Technology? Ask them how something works? Why is it designed like that? What would happen if they didn’t use that particular design? Encourage problem solving and making activities.

WHERE TO GO:

Legoland discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre Stevenage
Museum of Liverpool
Science Museum London

WHAT TO WATCH:

How it’s Made
How Do They Do That
The Gadget Show
Inside the Factory
Manufacturing Documentaries

WHAT TO READ:

Design Museum by Contemporary Design Catherine McDermott
The Elements of pop up: A pop up book for aspiring paper engineers by James Diaz & David A Carter
Choosing and using hand tools by Andy Rae
The Eco-Design Handbook by Alastair Faud – Luke
Cool Hunting Green by Dave Evans

ONLINE:

BBC Bitesize DT
Stem
Technology student