Year 7 - Design and Technology
Year 8 - Design and Technology
Year 9 - Resistant Materials
Year 9 - Engineering
Design and Technology - Year 7 During Year 7 your child will experience three areas Design and Technology. These are Materials, Graphic Design and Textiles. They are taught for one lesson every week but in the first two terms your child will cover two subject areas at the same time. Because of the practical nature of the courses and for Health and Safety reasons, classes have been reduced to an average of 20. Please ask your child what subject they are studying at the moment. 1) Graphic Design: What will you learn How to work with colour, shade, tone & texture and to understand basic colour theory 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 food products What makes a successful Logo How to generate ideas for graphic products What will you make? A wooden mould and vac formed plastic inlay tray A box net confectionary and a menu insert using Photoshop Keywords and Phrases Blend, Tone, Shade, Die Cutter, Vacuum Former Perspective, Development, Net, Logo, Branding, Mould, HIPS, Analysis, Flow Chart, Evaluation. 2) Materials: What will you learn 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 evaluate effectively. 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, 3) Textiles: 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 What will you make? A phone case 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
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Design and Technology - Year 8 During Year 8 your child will experience three areas Design and Technology. These are Materials, Textiles and Engineering. They are taught for one lesson every week but in the first two terms your child will cover two subject areas at the same time. Because of the practical nature of the courses and for Health and Safety reasons, classes have been reduced to an average of 20. Please ask your child what subject they are studying at the moment. 1) Materials: What will you learn How to work with colour, shade, tone & texture and to understand basic colour theory 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 food products What makes a successful Logo How to generate ideas for graphic products What will you make? An automata 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. 2) Engineering: What will you learn How to work cooperatively to build structures including towers and bridges Understand how to make a 2D objects become 3D using one or two point perspective. Understand how a wind turbine works What will you make? A tower A bridge A paper wind turbine 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. 3) Textiles: What will you learn How to use equipment, including the sewing machines safely and accurately. All about components and decorative hand sewing. How to sew a seam on the Sewing Machine How to design and make for a specific client. Use of paper patterns and templates. How to cut fabric accurately using fabric scissors How to use various resist dyes. What will you make? A hand decorated Mexican Cushion cover Keywords and Phrases Tie-dye, Batik, block print, Decorative Techniques Seams, Embellishments Notches Thread Applique Needle Sequin Tailor’s Chalk Embroidery Running Stitch Pattern Drafting
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Resistant Materials - Year 9 Year 9 is an introduction to the AQA GCSE Resistant Materials specification. We encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. A working knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials will be required, in addition to an experience of CAD/CAM. The design skills taught in the first term are are: To be creative and innovative when designing design products to meet the needs of clients and consumers understand the design principles of form, function and fitness for purpose how to communicate the design proposal in an appropriate manner What will you learn? There are various aspects covered throughout the course including the following: How to work safely with plastics in a workshop. How to use computer aided design and computer aided manufacture. How to use a specific influence to design for a larger audience. How to cut, heat, bend, glue & finish plastics How to create a construction joint in wood How to create a decorative finish in wood How to use a hand held metal nibbler. The importance of quality control & designing for maintenance The environmental impact of using plastics and how to avoid waste production How to test and evaluate to a commercial standard What will you make? Various jewellery pieces in plastic A wooden jewellery box An aluminium tea light holder Help at Home Parents can support students in numerous ways throughout the course, aiding learning through the following: Homework is mainly research, theory or design based tasks. These are set 12 out of the 20 lessons, with each piece taking around 60 minutes. Please help with spelling & keywords, and check presentation and levels of detail in both written and design work, and all work to be handed in on the next lesson. Please check it is ready to hand in on the right day. Discuss what furniture is made from wood within the home and look how it is put together if you buy any flat pack furniture, allow your child to help construct it following the instructions given. Research existing plastic jewellery makers Tatty Devine is a very good designer of this style of jewellery. All practical skills are beneficial, maintaining his/her own bike, Have a go at mending broken products around the house. Share your own practical skills (If you have a trade introduce and involve your child.) Examination Board: AQA Please be aware. The AQA Resistant Materials specification is still in the consultation stage to be validated by OFQUAL. All elements of D&T teaching are subject to change based on the feedback from the examination board
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Engineering - Year 9 Students starting their GCSEs will study a variety of topics within the Engineering environment. These are grouped and taught as follows: Autumn Term Students will learn the following: How inventions of the past 100 years have impacted on society and the environment. Have an understanding of the work of eight key female engineers over the last one hundred years. Understand the sustainability of resources. Understand the depletion of fossil fuels and natural resources. Investigate renewable energy and their application such as solar, wind power, tidal power, hydropower, geothermal and biofuels. The benefits of being environmentally friendly for designers and manufacturers. How engineering products are disposed of at the end of their useful life, and the methods used to re-cycle materials and reduce waste. Spring term Students will learn the following: Identify materials and their properties such as durability, conductivity, corrosion resistant etc. Design and make rigs/jigs to test the properties of materials, such as toughness, ease of bending etc. Investigate everyday products to identity constituent materials. Understand processing factors, such as cost of raw materials, manufacturing, availability and ability to process effectively Understand how different linkages are used in machinery to change motion Health and safety and working with others. How to risk assess, allot roles, work towards common goals, provide constructive feedback to others. How can you help? Homework should take around 60 minutes. Please help with spelling & keywords. Check presentation and have lots of detail in both written and design work, and all work to be handed in on the next lesson. Please check it is ready to hand in on the right day. Support your child by discussing environmental issues and the positive aspects of using renewable energies. Look at how products are made or work. All practical skills are beneficial, maintaining his/her own bike, Have a go at mending broken products around the house. Share your own practical skills (If you have a trade introduce and involve your child.) Homework This is set on a weekly basis should take one hour to complete. It will mainly involve research, designing and planning or theory based tasks relating to the on going product to make the following week. Students will be given guidelines to follow to design products to GCSE standard and will be given GCSE grades for homework. Please be aware. All Engineering specifications are still in the consultation stage to be validated by OFQUAL. Elements of teaching and the schemes of learning are subject to change based on the feedback from the examination board
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