Design Technology: Key Stage 3

KS3 Intent:

 

At St Julie’s, our intention within the Design and Technology department is to build upon pupil’s prior knowledge of designing, making, evaluating and their technical knowledge gained at key stages one and two according to the NC subject content for this age range through a carousel system that engages students in our four areas that include RM/Graphics, Textiles and Food.

We expect students to have had opportunities at KS1 and KS2 to communicate purposeful and functional ideas using a range of design and make experiences prior to joining us in KS3 and it is our aim to build on this and develop pupil knowledge and understanding through a series of practical opportunities encompassing all areas of Design and Technology at St Julie’s.

DT GR/RM/Textiles Intent:

 

Design and Technology at St Julies is an inspiring and practical subject where students are encouraged to use creativity and imagination to develop products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. KS3 Design and Technology encompasses a broad range of subject knowledge and draws on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art.  When engaging in Design and Technology at St Julies, students are encouraged to take risks and to be resourceful, innovative and enterprising. Nurturing students’ creativity and teaching them, the skills to not only come up with brilliant ideas, but to turn them into reality is the driver. At the heart of Design and Technology at St Julies is the vision to develop students to be problem solvers, communicators, questioners and better decision makers as they learn and understand more about the impact of Design and Technology on the historic and modern-day world.

DT Food Intent:

 

Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill for students now and in their future. Food preparation and nutrition teaches students to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating and instils a love for cooking in all students. All students will be taught how to work safely and hygienically to produce a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they can feed both themselves and others. They will develop skills in independent learning through cooking and are encouraged to make decisions for themselves They will understand where their foods come from and understand the functions and seasonality of ingredients used in their practical work.

 

Year

Term (carousel)

Topic

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Window for Assessment

Core Skills

Y7 DT Product Design/ Resistant Materials

6 weeks

Introduction to the workshop, tools and equipment.

Design and Make a stationary Holder

 

 

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior learning:

Design: Students will use research of existing products to identify and understand user needs. Identify and solve a design problem and develop a specification to inform the design of functional and appealing products.  Students will use equipment and machinery precisely, including a saw, sander and drill. They will use wood and acrylic sheets, considering their working properties. Students will learn to understand and use the properties of materials to achieve functioning solutions.

Assessment 1

 

Y7 DT Textiles

6 weeks

Introduction to Fibres and Fabrics.

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior learning:

Students will be introduced to fibres and fabrics and the properties of different materials including natural v synthetic.  They will explore fabric construction techniques including weaving, knitting and felt making.  Students will develop their knowledge and use of hand embroidery techniques and compare traditional methods with CAD/CAM techniques. 

 

Assessment 2

 

Y7 DT Food

6 weeks

Introduction to Food and Nutrition.

 

 

 

 

 

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior learning: Students are Introduced to safety and hygiene and working in a food room. Independent working is fostered through becoming competent and confident cooks and developing their knife skills, using all parts of the cooker to apply heat to cook food safely, weighing and measuring accurately, using a range of equipment to produce a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes and to carry out sensory analysis of dishes produced. students will understand food safety and hygiene, sources of ingredients used, principles of the Eatwell guide and be able to apply to design healthy meals for themselves and others.

 

Assessment 3

 

Environmental Technology – Environmental Technology is also known as ‘green’ or ‘clean’ technology and refers to the development of new technologies which aim to conserve, monitor or reduce the negative impact of technology on the environment and the consumption of the environment. Students will explore sustainability, product mils and life cycle, product disposal, Fairtrade, recycling and social issues linked to environmental issues.

Y7 DT Product Design/Graphics

6 weeks

Sustainable Packaging

 

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior

Learning:

Students will explore the recycling revolution.  They will research the New Plastic Initiative led by the environmental charity Wrap and the Ellen McArthur Foundation.  Students will design and makepackaging thatis environmentally friendly and will consider seasonality, locality and air miles of ingredients.  They will explore typography, logo’s, nets, colourways and waste and use CAD/CAM to create their packaging.

They will learn to understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers and product developers.                                                                                                        

Assessment 4

Y7 DT Textiles

6 Weeks

Upcycling

 

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior learning:

Students will be introduced to the concept of eco fashion and upcycling.  Students will explore fabric manipulation and be introduced to using the sewing machine. They will create a paper prototype and construct a final garment/accessory. Students will recall embroidery and embellishment techniques and use them to enhance their outcome.  Contextual links will be made with community projects that use recycling to create fashion garments and accessories. Students will analyse the work of past and present professionals to broaden their understanding

 

 

Assessment 5

Y7 DT Food

6 Weeks

Sustainability

 

Building on aspects of KS1 and KS2 prior learning:

Students will look at where in the world our food comes from, including product miles and the food supply chain.  They will explore future foods including alternative protein sources.  There will be a non-meat emphasis and students will study different food choices including veganism.  Students will learn how to adapt diets to suit particular food needs as well as applying the principles of the Eatwell guide. Students will understand the functional properties of the ingredients used in all their dishes as well as learning about sources, sustainability and environmental issues and food waste connected to their practical work.

 

Assessment 6

Exploring Cultures: Culture is a pattern of behaviour shared by a society or group of people, it includes: Food, clothing, language, music, arts, customs, traditions, beliefs, religion and celebrations.

Y8 DT Product Design/Resistant Materials

6 weeks

Lantern Design & Make

Building on knowledge and skills from year 7:

students will use research of existing products to identify and understand user needs. Identify and solve a design problem and develop a specification to inform the design of functional and appealing products that respond to needs in a variety of situations. They will learn to generate ideas through sketching, annotating and rendering.  They will test their designs looking at suitability.  Students will complete product analysis, looking at current designs and adapting and improving work. They will spend time in the workshop creating panels in one or more of the following: wood, plastic, glass and laser cutter.

Assessment 1

 

Y8 DT Textile

6 weeks

Colour onto Cloth

 

Building on knowledge and skills from year 7:

Students will create a fabric sample book based on traditional dying and surface decoration techniques from a range of cultures.  They will explore natural v manmade dyes, printing and batik.  Comparisons will be made to industrial processes.

Assessment 2

Y8 DT Food

6 weeks

Food from around the World

Students will explore multicultural meals

Building on the knowledge and skills from year 7:

 Students will be introduced to multicultural meals and special dietary needs related to religion and culture. Students will learn how to adapt diets to suit particular food needs as well as applying the principles of the Eatwell guide. Students will understand the functional properties of the ingredients used in all their dishes. Students will further develop their practical and evaluation skills when making predominantly savoury items from a variety of cultures which would be suitable to feed themselves and others.  They will explore batch cooking, freezing and adapting recipes using the same core ingredients.

 

Assessment 3

 

Y8 DT Graphics

6 weeks

Lantern – Construction

Building on the Knowledge and skills from year 7:

Students will deepen their knowledge ofstructural properties and use specialist tools and equipment to join their panels from rotation 1 to create a lantern.  Students will develop their evaluative skills.

 

 

Assessment 4

Y8 DT Textiles

6 Weeks

World Museum

Building on the Knowledge and skills from year 7:

Students will work to a brief from the World museum, creating an item to be sold in their giftshop that accompanies a cultural exhibition.  They will create their own specification, considering customer needs and costing.  They will recall their knowledge and skills of embroidery, embellishments, dying, printing and construction to create a home furnishing outcome. They will test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, considering the views of their peers.

 

Assessment 5

Y8 DT Food

6 Weeks

Culture in Focus

Building on the Knowledge and skills from year 7:

Students will explore one culture in more detail, discovering the religion, beliefs, festival, celebrations and traditions from that culture. They will create a range of predominately savoury dishes from that culture, developing their knowledge of ingredients and their practical skills.

 

 

Assessment 6

Y9 DT Product Design/Resistant Materials/Electronics

7 weeks

Nightlight

 

Building on knowledge and skills from year 8:

Students will gain understanding in how more advanced electrical and electronic systems can be powered and used in their products.  They will apply computing and use electronics to embed intelligence in products that respond to inputs, including a light sensor.

 

Assessment 1

Y9 DT Textiles

7 Weeks

Iconic Fashion

 

Building on knowledge and skills from year 8:

Students will look at careers within the fashion industry and the role of designers in the commercial world.

They will explore important developments within textiles and fashion design including swimwear, women wearing trousers, trousers and gender-neutral clothing.

They will research fashion designers and create a mood board linking designers and textile samples.

Assessment 2

Y9 DT Food

7 Weeks

Life Skills

 

Building on knowledge and skills from year 8:

Students will research food poverty looking at a Marcus Rashford case study. They will explore eating well for less through shopping on a budget, batch cooking and freezing food. They will look at premium v unbranded and complete a sensory analysis.  Discover the links between health & wellbeing and nutrition.  How social media and celebrity endorsements influence our food choices and explore takeaway v fake away.

 

Assessment 3

Y9 DT Product Design

7 Weeks

Jewellery Design

 

Building on knowledge and skills from year 8:

Students will explore the tradition of body adornment throughout history and across different cultures.  Students will create annotated sketches a plan of making and prototypes.  They will test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, considering the views of the intended users.

 

Assessment 4