KS3 - Years 7 - 9

Projects

Pupils spend a term in each material area. They produce a portfolio of work that combines all elements of the design process, which is covered in all three areas. This portfolio is used to determine their National Curriculum level at the end of the year. 

www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/secondary/b00199489/dt/attainment

KS3: Year 7

In Product Design, pupils undertake the ‘Desk Tidy’ project based on the theme of ‘Creatures’, with the emphasis on planning and manufacture. Pupils learn to plan their work effectively. They also use many of the workshop tools and machinery to manufacture their product.

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Year 8

In Product Design, pupils do the ‘Ethnic Jewellery’ project, with the emphasis on research and manufacture. Pupils learn about research methods. They also use many processes such as enamelling copper work and laser cutting to manufacture their product.

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Year 9

In Product Design, pupils complete two half-termly projects:

Soap – Pupils design and make a new bar of soap to be sold in Lush for their “Acceptable in the 80s” collection. The focus of this project is design development. Pupils experiment with different shapes, scents, colours and textures before manufacturing their final product.

Clock – Pupils design and make a clock to be sold in Habitat, using ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as their theme. The focus of this project is on evaluation, where pupils consolidate all of their manufacturing skills learnt during KS3 to evaluate a suitable process to manufacture their product.

      

Clock – Pupils design and make a clock to be sold in Habitat, using ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as their theme. The focus of this project is on evaluation, where pupils consolidate all of their manufacturing skills learnt during KS3 to evaluate a suitable process to manufacture their product