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Technology

KS3 Design Technology - Resistant Materials and Graphic Products

 

KS3 Design and Technology helps to develop creativity in pupils and introduce them to new technology, ideas, materials and different ways of communicating ideas. The projects undertaken allow pupils to explore their own ideas through research, designing and making.

Year 7

The year 7 course introduces pupils to a wide range of materials, tools and processes that help to build confidence in the design and manufacture of quality products.

Key Ring Project

Pupils will learn how to operate workshop machinery and hand tools safely, to produce an acrylic key ring. Pupils will work through the design process to design and make a high quality finished product presented in packaging.

 

Maze Game Box

The main aim of this project is to develop pupils understanding of designing for manufacturing, and of manufacturing itself. Pupils will learn to apply creativity to design and make a maze game box using hand tools, workshop machinery whilst using a combination of wood and plastic. Pupils will also investigate nets to produce packaging for their finished product.

Torch

Pupils will design and make their own mini torch including packaging with consideration to a particular target market. Pupils will develop drawing and renderings skills, understand basic electronics and gain an understanding of vacuum forming.

 

Chocolate Bar Mould

Pupils will design a pattern for a chocolate bar mould using Techsoft 2d Design. The design is then produced using a laser cutter and then applied to a mould which will be used to vacuum form food grade plastic. Pupils will then design and print a wrapper producing a brand identity for their chocolate bar.

Year 8

The year 8 course continues to develop pupil’s skills of materials, tools and processes that help to build confidence in the design and manufacture of high quality products. Pupils begin to design their products with consideration to particular target markets and the design movement ‘Pop Art.’

Picture Frame (Upper)

In this project Pupils will be using a range of different practical skills to design and make a picture frame. They will be learning about the design movement ‘Pop Art’ and how their work has an impact on today's designers. Pupils will be learning about marking out and making a mitre joint for the wooden frame. Pupils will also use Techsoft 2d design to laser cut surface decoration and the fixtures for the back of the frame.

Interlocking Animal (Lower)

Pupils are given a strict design brief to follow as designers. They are to design and make a wooden interlocking toy aimed at young children, shaped in the form of an animal and also represent a country. This project allows pupils to work independently, allows creativity within their chosen design and to show maturity of following set guidelines from a company.

Drinks Carton

The main focus of this project is to develop pupil’s skills in graphics. They will use different rendering techniques to enhance their work including 3D graphics. They will design their own brand identity also producing promotional material. Pupils will investigate the most famous laminated cartons manufactured by Tetra Pak and understand the importance of offering a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottles.

Steady Hand Game

The traditional steady hand game ‘with a difference' is manufactured as an introduction to electronics. The difference is that this circuit contains a capacitor to help prevent cheating! The game design is based on a theme of ‘Pop Art'

Year 9

The year 9 course continues to enhance pupil’s skills and subject knowledge of materials, tools and processes that help to build confidence in the design and manufacture of high quality products also preparing pupils for the option of Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and Construction at GCSE.

Automaton Toy (Upper)

Pupil’s produce a wooden toy based on a theme and design of their own choice aimed at a particular target market that moves using mechanisms. The pupils produce mechanisms (cams and levers) that alter the input from rotary motion to a movement and action of their choosing. This project has been designed to bring together the skills they have been developing over KS3 and prepare pupils for the option of Resistant Materials and Graphic Products at GCSE.


Introduction to the construction Industry and storage box (lower)

In this project pupils will be making a wooden box including a sliding lid. They will learn cutting and shaping wood using hand tools and how to make different wood joints. Pupils will also learn about the different types of wood and how they are grouped.

Celebrity Fragrance

Pupils will explore the role of a designer within this Graphics based project by designing and making their own fragrance packaging. They will create a brand identity based on a chosen celebrity and begin to understand the advertising industry including celebrity endorsement. Pupils will design a logo, packaging and fragrance bottle aimed at their chosen target market. Pupils will investigate existing cosmetic products and packaging and in the process develop their skills in 2 Point Perspective drawing and Isometric drawing.

Pupils will use a variety of mixed media to create their overall products showcasing their strengths.

 

Useful websites:

www.technologystudent.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse

www.designmuseum.org

www.creativereview.co.uk

www.designcouncil.org.uk

       

After school clubs:

 

  • Jewellery Making Year 7 
  • Year 9 Alder Hey – Construction Visit
  • Year 11 – GCSE Graphic Products

 

KS3 Design Technology – Textiles Technology

KS3 Textiles Technology allows pupils to develop their creativity with textile materials. The projects allows them to their own ideas through research, designing and making.

Year 7 textiles

Pupils in year 7 will design and make a Cushion

  • Students will learn health and safety requirements in technology and will be expected to behaviour in an appropriate manner within the department.
  • The skills they will learn are design skills that will be developed through the completion of the cushion project. The project will require students to consider different design ideas that may be adapted and modified through drawing, paper modelling and techniques.
  • Students will complete practical lessons on a weekly basis to develop knowledge and understanding of how to use equipment; sewing machine and develop skills learnt.

Practical skills cover:

  • Measuring, cutting hands stitching
  • Setting up and using a sewing machine
  • Drawing - designing
  • Creating own pattern

Year 8

Pupils in year 8 will design and make a Environmentally friendly bag

  • The skills they will learn Design skills will be developed through the completion of the bag project. The project will require students to consider different design ideas that may be adapted and modified through drawing, paper modelling, techniques and computer aided design.
  • They will also learn about the ethics surrounding the Textile industry such as: Sustainability Textile waste, Ethic surrounding industrial practices, Sourcing of materials, Considerations of material uses in comparison to moral judgement.

Practical lessons cover:

  • Creating super hero using CAD
  • Dying and printing techniques
  • Using sewing machine
  • Measuring, Stitching, pattern making, and cutting,

 

KS3 Design Technology – Food Technology

KS3 Food Technology allows pupils to develop their practical skills as well as developing their subject knowledge within Food Technology. 

Year 7 Schemes of Learning Topics are:

  • Health and safety in a kitchen
  • Tools and equipment
  • Develop practical skills
  • Planning and evaluating a dish

Pupils in year 7 will prepare and make:

  • fruit salad
  • cheese on toast
  • pasta salad
  • hummus & carrot sticks
  • apple crumble
  • cupcakes

What I will need to bring to my practical lessons;

Fruit Salad

1 Apple

1 Pear

Handful of strawberries

Handful of grapes

100ml of orange juice

Container to take food home in

 

Cheese on Toast

20p to cover the cost of bread/cheese OR

1 slice of bread and 20g grated cheese

 

Hummus/carrot sticks

1 large carrot

50p to cover the cost of all ingredients for hummus

Container to take food home in

 

Pasta Salad

1 onion

1 pepper

50p to cover the cost of pasta/mayonnaise

Container to take food home in

 

Apple Crumble

1 cooking apple

£1 to cover the cost of crumble ingredients/foil tin.

 

Cupcake

£1 to cover the cost of all ingredients for cupcakes

Container to take food home in

 

Cupcake Decoration

25g Butter

50g Icing Sugar

Sprinkles or chocolate chips

Container to take food home in

 

Year 8 Schemes of Learning Topics are:

  • Develop practical skills
  • Explore multi-cultural dishes
  • Plan and prepare balanced meals
  • Analyse existing products

Pupils in year 8 will prepare and make:

  • Chilli con carne
  • Sweet and sour chicken
  • Chicken tikka
  • Pizza
  • Cheesecake
  • Fruit tart

What I will need to bring to my practical lessons;

Chilli Con Carne

200g Minced Beef

1 Onion

1 Bell pepper

1 tin tomatoes

1 Tin of kidney beans

1 Beef stock cube

Container to take home 

 

Sweet & Sour Chicken

2 Chicken breast

1 Onion

1 Bell pepper

50p - which pays for pineapple, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, cornflour, ketchup, clove of garlic and oil.

Container to take home

 

Chicken Tikka

2 Chicken breast

£1 – which pays for tikka paste, plain flour and lemon.

Container to take home

 

Pizza Base

£1 - which pays for self – raising flour, yeast, salt and oil.

 

Pizza Topping

50p – which pays for tomato puree and cheese

Maximum 3 toppings of your choice (e.g. pepperoni, ham, cooked chicken, pepper, mushrooms etc.)

Pizza box to take home in.

 

Cheesecake

200g Digestive biscuits

200ml Double cream

200g Soft cheese

Handful of fresh strawberries

Strawberry sauce.

£1 – pays for caster sugar, butter and foil dish

 

Fruit Tart Pastry

£1 - which pays for plain flour, butter

 

Fruit Tart Filling

100g custard

100g Strawberries

1 Kiwi

50g Blueberries

Container to take home