Workshop Health and Safety
The design Process
Basic Hand and Machine tool skills
Introduction into materials such as Timber, Polymers and Metals.
Introduction into CAD/CAM skills and techniques.
Development of Designing skills from year 7
Further development of CAD/CAM knowledge and skills.
Hand and machine tool skills
Knowledge of materials
Working to a design brief
Promotion of independent learning
Development of research and evaluation skills
Knowledge of sustainability and environmental factors
Types of metals and their properties
Detailed use of the design process to prepare for GCSE level.
Development of Design development and evaluation skills
Development of CAD/CAM skills to an independent level.
Working with accuracy and focusing on creating quality products
Further development of hand and machine tools skills
GCSE Design & Technology (AQA 8552)
one None Examined Assessment (NEA) worth 50%
one exam (50%)
Pupils will study Core principles and then chose to specialise out of the following materials:
Textile based materials (textiles)
Paper and Boards (graphics)
Woods, Polymers and Metals (Resistant Materials)