Design Technology
Visual Communication

Visual Communication

Year 9 Design and Technology 16 week module: Visual Communication 

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

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (8 weeks) 31 October Tutor Evening
3 (5 weeks) 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (6 weeks)  
6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)


Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7


Lesson 8 (& possibly 9)


Students have one lesson per fortnight over a 16 week period

CAD / CAM project to make a laser cut product in Acrylic

Project introduced and initial design work started. Hwk 1-Initial design task continued

Initial design work completed.

Final design work undertaken. Hwk 2-Final design task completed

Use of CAD software taught

CAD final design produced by student

CAD final design produced by student and machining started. Hwk 3-Pre evaluation document produced

Machining completed and work handed out. Final self-assessment and evaluation produced


 Year 10 Technical Award Visual Communication to be confirmed