Technology

Please see below for detailed Annual Overviews.

KS3 – Year 7

 

In Year 7 pupils rotate between 5 or 6 projects depending on the side of the timetable they are on. Each project provides an introduction to an area of skill. Pupils will be tested in factual knowledge at the end of each unit and dates will vary depending on the rotation they are following.

 

During Y7 they will learn how to

  • use of a wide range of tools and equipment safely, independently and with developing skill levels,
  • use their research to focus their design,
  • present and develop designs to suit a brief
  • use Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing technology
  • design to meet a range of needs and preferences of different types of client and customer
  • use a range of graphic techniques
  • prepare food with an understanding of basic nutrition

KS3 – Year 8

In Year 8 pupils rotate between 5 or 6 projects depending on the side of the timetable they are on. Each project is designed to deepen and develop skill. Pupils will be tested in factual knowledge at the end of each unit and dates will vary depending on the rotation they are following.

 

During Y8 they will learn how to

  • Programme a simple circuit, identify a range of electron components and build a complex circuit using soldering techniques,
  • use CAD CAM to produce moulds for casting in pewter, safe casting of metals,
  • draw on a range of skills to design creatively
  • plan and prepare family meals taking account of a range of nutritional needs.
  • use a vacuum former to make blister packaging and containers
  • understand the difference between thermoplastics and thermosets
  • plan and produce a prototype
  • Produce a range of decorative techniques on fabrics with a graffiti inspiration

Understand and use simple mechanisms

KS3 – Year 9

In Year 9 pupils rotate between 5 projects. Each project is designed to deepen and develop skill. Pupils will be tested in factual knowledge at the end of each unit and dates will vary depending on the rotation they are following.

 

During Y9 they will learn how to

  • Design a green car using complex graphics techniques and software. Model and race the design as part of a team.
  • Trial a range of wood joints for making storage
  • Plan and prepare a range of multi-cultural dishes and investigate the provenance of food
  • Design creatively and prototype a product with its’ packaging
  • use a vacuum former to make a mould
  • understand the difference between thermoplastics and thermosets
  • using smart materials for fabric design