Design and Technology
KS3 students have the opportunity, where appropriate to work in two areas. These are: Resistant Materials and Graphic Products. All areas are consistent and provide opportunities for progression towards GCSE Design and Technology courses. The aims of the specification are to:
Give students opportunities to develop practical skills and the confidence to design and make products.
- Analyse and evaluate products and processes.
- Allow students to engage in focused practical tasks to develop and demonstrate techniques.
- Engage in strategies for developing ideas, planning and producing a product.
- Recognise the moral, cultural and environmental issues inherent in Design and Technology.
Below is an outline of each design brief completed by each student.
- Design and make a holder for 4 65mm diameter plant pots that will fit onto a window sill.
- Design and make a suitable nesting box that can be fixed easily to trees.
- Design and make an educational jigsaw puzzle and its packaging to occupy children of 5-6 years old.
- Design and make one toy that is safe for young children and has a simple mechanism to move it in the way described.
- Design and make one game in card and an instruction leaflet that can be used on long journeys, without losing any of the pieces. Your game should include full playing instructions.
- Design and make a disc storage unit.