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Year 9 Design Technology

In Y9 Design and Technology students are taught together in mixed ability groups. The year 9 course develops a range of skills across all key areas of the DT curriculum and will prepare the students for options in any of the current or soon to be published Design & Technology courses

Technical Award in Engineering

Technical Award in Food & Catering

Technical Award in Materials Technology

Technical Award in Visual Communication

Technical Award in Fashion & Textiles

 

 Year 10 GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology: Papers & Boards

Course title: GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology: Papers & Boards Exam board: Pearson Edexcel Specification code: 1DT0
How will students be assessed?
 Examination = 50 % of total GCSE qualification (Unit 1DT0 /01)

Students will sit a one and a half hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11

Exam content:

1.       CORE unit of work which is comprised of learning that includes knowledge gained from all areas of the Technology curriculum

2.       Specialist chosen area: Papers & Boards

 None examined unit (NEA) – similar to coursework (Unit 1DT0 /02)= 50% of total GCSE qualification achieved but only started in year 11 (Unit 1DT0 /02)

Students produce their NEA that consists of a digital folder of creative work and a 3D made product/ series of prototypes.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Task 1: Skills demonstration

Learners will create a number of small practical outcomes to demonstrate their competency using a range of different graphic media

Term  1:

Drawing techniques

CAD & third angle orthographic projection

Initial design work

Students will also be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: Papers & Boards

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Term 2:

Design development work

CAD/ CAM

Use of the laser cutter

 Students will continue to be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: Papers & Boards

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Term 3 – up to half term break

Product analysis and investigation

Product evaluation techniques

Students will be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for the CORE section of the exam.

Students will be provided with a range of briefs for their NEA on the 1st June 2017. Research and analysis will be done on this until the first lessons of year 11 in 2018.

 19 April Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 

 Year 10 GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology:  Fibres and Textiles

Course title: GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology Exam board: Pearson Edexcel Specification code: 1DT0
How will students be assessed?
 Examination = 50 % of total GCSE qualification (Unit 1DT0 /01)

Students will sit a one and a half hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11

Exam content:

1.       CORE unit of work which is comprised of learning that includes knowledge gained from all areas of the Technology curriculum

2.       Specialist chosen area: TEXTILES

 None examined unit (NEA) – similar to coursework (Unit 1DT0 /02)= 50% of total GCSE qualification achieved but only started in year 11 (Unit 1DT0 /02)

Students produce their NEA that consists of a digital folder of creative work and a 3D made product/ series of prototypes.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Task 1: Skills demonstration

Learners will create a practical outcome to demonstrate their competency using textiles.

Term 1: 

Bag production

  • Pattern cutting
  • Joining techniques
  • Colouring fabric, embellishing fabrics
  • Finishing techniques and fastenings

Students will also be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: TEXTILES

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Task 2 – Design Work

  • Initial design and development work
  • Use of CAD/ CAM
  • Joining techniques
  • Patten cutting and garment making
  • Use of specialist tools and equipment

Students will continue to be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: TEXTILES

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Term 3 – up to half term break

Product analysis and investigation

Product evaluation techniques

Students will be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for the CORE section of the exam.

Students will be provided with a range of briefs for their NEA on the 1st June 2017. Research and analysis will be done on this until the first lessons of year 11 in 2018.

 19 April Parents’ Evening
Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week
12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 

Year 10 GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology: Timbers

Course title: GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology: Timbers   Exam board: Pearson Edexcel Specification code: 1DT0
How will students be assessed?
 Examination = 50 % of total GCSE qualification (Unit 1DT0 /01)

Students will sit a one and a half hour examination at the end of the course in Year 11

Exam content:

1.       CORE unit of work which is comprised of learning that includes knowledge gained from all areas of the Technology curriculum

2.       Specialist chosen area: TIMBERS

 None examined unit (NEA) – similar to coursework (Unit 1DT0 /02)= 50% of total GCSE qualification achieved but only started in year 11 (Unit 1DT0 /02)

Students produce their NEA that consists of a digital folder of creative work and a 3D made product/ series of prototypes.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Task 1: Skills demonstration

Learners will create a number of small practical outcomes to demonstrate their competency using timber & manmade boards.

Term 1: 

Jewellery Box production

  • Marking out
  • Permanent and non-perm joining techniques
  • Machining, power tools
  • Finishing techniques

Students will also be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: TIMBERS

 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Task 2 – Design Work

Initial design and development work

Third angle orthographic projection

CAD/ CAM

Use of the laser cutter

 Students will continue to be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for their specialist chosen area: TIMBERS

 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Term 3 – up to half term break

Product analysis and investigation

Product evaluation techniques

Students will be taught through a series of theory lessons the exam content for the CORE section of the exam.

Students will be provided with a range of briefs for their NEA on the 1st June 2017. Research and analysis will be done on this until the first lessons of year 11 in 2018.

 19 April Parents’ Evening
Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week
12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)