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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Design Technology
Term 1Unit 1 and Unit 2 Making  
Students will use skills from unit 1 throughout their lessons and develop the knowledge they have learnt in home work tasks. These tasks will also focus on exam techniques. Students will set about their individual projects with the support of their own manufacturing plans, designs and staff. Throughout the process they will continual assess their work through the form of a manufacturing diary. This will enable them to record any changes or problems they have overcome.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Unit 1; All Topics and Unit 2: Making   
Students will recap all previously learnt topics and have a chance to gain further exam preparation by practising a range of previous exam papers. Students will be encouraged to highlight the topics they wish to focus on so revision can be concise and effective. Revision will also include mini focused practical tasks to engage students and to sustain progress. Students will set about their individual projects with the support of their own manufacturing plans, designs and staff. Throughout the process they will continual assess their work through the form of a manufacturing diary. This will enable them to record any changes or problems they have overcome.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Unit 1; All Topics and Unit 2; Testing and Evaluation  
Students will recap all previously learnt topics and have a chance to gain further exam preparation by practising a range of previous exam papers. Students will be encouraged to highlight the topics they wish to focus on so revision can be concise and effective. Revision will also include mini focused practical tasks to engage students and to sustain progress. Students will be given feedback throughout the project through a range of different forms. However they will be given a chance in this term to make final amendments to their work for unit 2 (12 marks, final coursework hand in) Each student will test their final product against their design criteria and manufacturing specification. This will include the testing of the product on its intended target market. These results and the support of the manufacturing diary will then enable students to write a final evaluation of their product.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Unit 1; Revision 
Students will recap all previously learnt topics and have a chance to gain further exam preparation by practising a range of previous exam papers. Students will be encouraged to highlight the topics they wish to focus on so revision can be concise and effective. Revision will also include mini focused practical tasks to engage students and to sustain progress.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Unit 1; Revision continued 
Students will recap all previously learnt topics and have a chance to gain further exam preparation by practising a range of previous exam papers. Students will be encouraged to highlight the topics they wish to focus on so revision can be concise and effective. Revision will also include mini focused practical tasks to engage students and to sustain progress.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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