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Key Stage 3

YEAR 7 

  • Food – Students will learn about food health and safety, handling equipment safely including knives and the ovens, healthy eating and a range of food preparation and cooking skills. Fruit kebabs, flapjacks and muffins are among the dishes being prepared.
  • Graphics - Students learn a range of technical drawing and graphical presentation techniques which they are expected to apply throughout their subsequent Design and Technology work. Their graphical work is based on the Bauhaus design movement.
  • Resistant Materials – Students make a pair of bookends based on the theme of Children’s books. This project allows the students to gain experience in using the correct tools and processes used when working with timber.
  • Textiles – Students first learn how to use the sewing machine safely before using their skills to make a soft toy monster out of recycled fabrics.

YEAR 8

  • Food - Students will learn how to design and make bread-based products. There is a greater emphasis placed on finishing techniques for food presentation and learning about the properties of ingredients such as raising agents and the functional properties of starch
  • Graphics - Students will be building on their knowledge and skills learnt in Year 7 and will focus on developing their finishing techniques and effective annotation of their design work.
  • Resistant Materials - Students will be building on their knowledge and skills learnt in Year 7 and will be expected to show a deeper understanding of material properties and how products work.
  • Textiles - Students will be looking at the creation of patterns using mathematical concepts. These patterned fabrics will be turned into a textile case of their own design

YEAR 9

  • Food – Students will build on their skills and knowledge from previous years and design and develop their own savoury dishes such as quiche and pasta dishes.
  • Graphics – Students will build on the skills and knowledge from previous years by looking at the use of CAD/CAM and maths within Design and Technology
  • Resistant Materials – Students will build on their skills and knowledge from previous years and use iterative design and design for minimal environmental impact.
  • Textiles – Students use modern materials, sublimation printing and the laser cutter to design and make a fabric night light.

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