Specialism:Year 7 CAD CAM

This course is part of a carousel which lasts for 6 weeks with two hour-long lessons per week.

What will my child be studying?

Students will learn how to use the Techsoft 2D Design program in order to create accurate drawings that can be used to make items using CAM machines.

What will be made?

Students will make a light diffuser from clear 6mm acrylic sheet, using the laser cutter to realise their design idea. This will be used with the LED lamp created in Electronic Products.

How is the course assessed?

The Course will be assessed using the National Curriculum specification to give a level and sub level. Tasks are set that will ensure stretch and challenge for the most able students but that are also suited for those with less aptitude or experience in D&T.

Is there an examination?

There is an exam taken at the end of the year. This will enable students to demonstrate through writing and drawing, their knowledge and understanding of D&T.

What equipment should my child have?

All students should have pencils and coloured pencils for design work (we do not endorse the use of felt tip pens) as well as pens for their written work.

How can I support my child’s learning?

Please ensure that the extended homework task is completed as it will be essential to ensure a high level of progress in this area.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs K Baker at: kbaker@tringschool.org