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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Design Technology
Term 3Electronics 
Design Technology subjects are taught on a rotational basis in Year 8 with Computing, Food and Textiles. For previous and following terms, please see these subject areas for more information.Students develop their electronics skills further while building their first circuit board to make a colour changing night light. Their soldering and assembly skills will be reinforced and put to the test. To house the circuit students experience using CAD/CAM and plastic line bending while designing and making their own casing. During this project students will reinforce their ability to model a design as part of the planning and development process.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Graphics 
Design Technology subjects are taught on a rotational basis in Year 8 with Computing, Food and Textiles. For previous and following terms, please see these subject areas for more information. Throughout the project students will enhance their CAD CAM skills. They will use 2D Design and the laser cutter to produce a mould that they will then cast in Pewter. They will also learn a range of metal working skills to enable them to finish their pewter to a high quality final outcome. Once complete students will produce blister packaging for their product. They will focus on the 2D element of the packaging design and use a range of different software.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Textiles  
Design Technology subjects are taught on a rotational basis in Year 8 with Computing, Food and Textiles. For previous terms, please see these subject areas for more information. Through the research of patterns students learn about the influences of different cultures on design. Coupled with mathematical techniques students develop their own unique patterns which are developed through sampling in Batik. Students use their bespoke fabric to then construct a range of juggling balls and storage bag. The manufacture of this product allows students to build upon their machine sewing skills and learn about basic pattern cutting. They also manage their own projects using Gantt charts and individual plans of manufacture.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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