KS3 Design and Technology

Year 7 Design and Technology
Year 8 Design and Technology

During Year 7 your child will experience three key areas of Design and Technology. These are Materials, Graphic Design and Textiles. They are taught for one lesson every week, but alternate between the materials and Textiles. Homework is rarely set in this subject.

Materials and Graphic Design

What will you learn: in Materials and Graphic Design?

  • The safe use of tools and machinery in wood working.
  • How to promote Safe Practice in a wood workshop environment.
  • How to chisel with accuracy.
  • Understand the environmental impact of using timber.
  • How to design by adding features to a theme.
  • How to mark out, cut, sand, drill and join pine.
  • How to draw to scale in 3rd angle orthographic.
  • How to Quality Control practical work.
  • How to use a Vacuum Former and Die Cutter
  • How to create a perspective drawing and to understand how industry uses colour & shape to brand toy products
  • How to evaluate effectively.

What will you make?

A wooden robot and packaging

How will you be assessed?

  • A skills audit and benchmark project in the first half term set students pupils starting point.
  • Design and practical assessment at the end of the spring term
  • Assessment of gained knowledge and skills at the end of the summer term.

Keywords and Phrases

Chisel, Mallet, Belt Sander, Pillar Drill, Tenon Saw, Cordless Drill, Marking Gauge, Health & Safety, Pine Sustainable, Isometric, 3rd Angle Orthographic Measurements, Quality Control, Production Plan Theme, Tri-Square, PVA, Vacuum Former Net, Mould, HIPS, Analysis, Flow Chart, and Evaluation.

Textiles and Graphic Design

What will you learn

  • How to work safely in a Textiles workshop
  • Where fibres come from and how fabric is made
  • Differences between bonded, woven and knitted fabrics
  • The basics of how to thread and use the Sewing Machines
  • Simple hand sewing techniques and types of stitches
  • How to sew on a button securely
  • How to iron safely
  • How to work with colour, shade, tone & texture and to understand basic colour theory

What will you make?

A phone case  

How will you be assessed?

  • A skills audit and benchmark project in the first half term set students pupils starting point.
  • Design and practical assessment at the end of the spring term
  • Assessment of gained knowledge and skills at the end of the summer term

Keywords and Phrases

Fibre, Yarn, Woven/Weaving, Bonded/Felted, Pins, Knitted Warp,  Weft,  Selvage, Natural, Man-made, Sewing, Thread Embroidery,  Needle, Temporary, Tacking, Cotton, Design, Production, Plan,

Blend, Tone, Shade,

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During Year 7 your child will experience three key areas of Design and Technology. These are Materials, Engineering and Textiles. They are taught for one lesson every week, but alternate between the materials and Textiles. Homework is rarely set in this subject.

Materials

What will you learn

  • How to use workshop tool and machinery safety.
  • How to make accurate risk assessments prior to using the workshop equipment.
  • Understand and create effective ways to change the direction of motion using cams, cranks, crankshafts and followers.
  • Create a production plan that a 3rd party could follow and make your product.
  • What is the environmental impact of using MDF
  • Understand how to make a 2D objects become 3D using one or two point perspective.

What will you make?

An automata

How will you be assessed?

  • Design and practical assessment at the end of the spring term
  • Assessment of gained knowledge in an exam in the summer term
  • Audit skills at the end of the summer term to evaluate progress.

Keywords and Phrases

Motion, Linear, Osculating, Reciprocal, Rotary, Cams (pear, snail, eccentric) MDF dowel, follower, crank, half lap joint, environmental impact, mechanical systems, input, output process, evaluation, theatrical scene. Perspective

Textiles and Engineering

What will you learn

  • How to design a child friendly and recycling, brief
  • How to use research to generate ideas.
  • How to use different techniques appropriate for a mask
  • How to pattern draft and how to make pattern fit a 3D object.
  • How to be efficient and cost effective when cutting out fabric.
  • How to applique pieces into place using sewing machine.
  • How to analyse fastenings.

What will you make?

A Cosplay Mask

How will you be assessed?

  • Design and practical assessment at the end of the spring term
  • Assessment of gained knowledge in an exam in the summer term
  • Audit skills at the end of the summer term to evaluate progress.

Keywords and Phrases

Structure, Resistance, Tension, Struts, Frameworks, Cables, Triangulation, Load, Beams, Supports, Equilibrium, Gravity, Mechanism Slider, Box Fold, V-Fold. One point/two point perspective.

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