KS3

What equipment will my child need in Mathematics during KS3?

  • Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener
  • Ingredients

What will my child be studying in years 7, 8 & 9?

  • Design and manufacture using wood, metals, textiles and plastics.
  • Computer aided designs and graphics as well as food processing and
    cookery.

How can I support my child in KS3 Design and Technology?

Ensuring they bring the necessary ingredients, materials and equipment. Helping them with any homework, giving them the opportunities to make products at home.
Encouraging them to use websites such as www.technologystudent.com

How will my child be assessed in Design and Technology?

They will have continuous assessment throughout the year on practical work and design folders.

Homework will include the following during the Key Stage:

  • Researching a range of products
  • compiling mood boards
  • undertaking surveys and questionnaires
  • generating ideas
  • writing a plan of work
  • using the internet for research
  • acquiring specific ingredients
  • materials and resources
  • doing additional practical work (at lunchtimes or after school)
  • writing up what they did in lessons
  • planning class presentations
  • and evaluating projects.

Subject Leader:  Mr R J King

KS4

Exam Board: AQA
Tiered Exam: No

How is the course assessed?

40% examination and 60% coursework

How long are the examinations?

2 hours

Are there controlled assessments?

Yes. From Easter of Year 10 to February half term of Year 11

What texts would you recommend?

AQA D&T: GCSE Series (for each subject)

What websites would you recommend?

www.technologystudent.com

What equipment should my child have?

Food ingredients every week for practical work

Subject Leader: Mr R J King

KS5

A Level Design & Technolgy: Product Design Resistant Materials

For details of the Product Design Resistant Materials course, please click on the link below:

UCAS Progress.com – Design & Technolgy: Product Design Resistant Materials

A Level Design & Technolgy: Product Design Graphics with Materials Technology

For details of the Product Design Graphics with Materials Technology course, please click on the link below:

UCAS Progress.com – Design & Technolgy: Product Design Graphics with Materials Technology