Year 8 Design Technology


  • You compare images of products/foods and label them.
  • Explain what you like and don’t like about each image.
  • Interpret and use information.


  • You recognise that your design/dish has to meet a range of needs.
  • You clarify ideas using words, labelled sketches and models to communicate design details.

Technical Knowledge

  • You explain the order of your work choosing appropriate materials/ingredients, processes, equipment and machinery including computer aided manufacture.


  • You demonstrate using tools with some accuracy to cut, shape and assemble materials, ingredients and components.


  • You identify and summarise what has been a success and failure.
  • You suggest improvements for your design.
  • You explain the impact designers have had on society.

Food, Cooking & Nutrition

  • Explain the difference between a healthy diet and an unhealthy diet.