Design Technology

 

 

Year Group

 

 Autumn Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term

 

7

 

 

Graphics

Practical drawing skills

Health and Safety

Workshop safety rules

Measuring and Dimensions

 

The Six Rs

How we all add to our Carbon Footprint

Upcycling and Downcycling

What is Product Life Cycle?

BBC Microbit

How to start coding

Paper and Boards

Origins and Properties

 

8

 

 

Materials and their working properties

Natural and manufacturing timbers

Textile based materials

Sources, origins and properties

Structures

Explore ways to solve problems when building structures

Energy, materials, systems and devices

Smart materials

Electronic systems

Materials and components

Polymers

Characterise different types of polymers

 

9

 

 

New and emerging technologies

Industry and enterprise

Sustainability and the environment

Energy, materials, systems and devices

Energy generation, Energy storage

 

Working with electronic components

Standard components, types and sizes.

Commercial electric and mechanical products and processes

Energy, materials, systems and devices

Smart materials

Materials and their working properties

People, Culture and Society

Polymers

Sources, origins and properties

Designing and making principles

Investigation, primary and secondary data

 

10

 

 

New and emerging technologies

Industry and enterprise

Sustainability and the environment

Polymers

Characterise different types of polymers

 

 

Working with metal-based materials and fixings

Selecting suitable metals

Standard material stock forms, types and sizes

Metal fixings

Design strategies

Exploring iterative design

 

Electronic systems

Selection of materials and components

Working with electronic components, systems and fixings

Standard components, types and sizes

 

 

11

 

 

Production techniques and systems

Automation, CAD and CAM.

Flexible manufacturing system FMS

Mind map and layout ideas for GCSE non-assessment contextual challenge

Metal based materials

Sources, origins and properties

Sustainability of metals

Material selection

GCSE Coursework

 

Making principles

Specialist tools, equipment, techniques and processes

GCSE Coursework