KS3 Course Overview Design Technology


We are committed to providing an exciting, creative and challenging curriculum for all students.  The department aims to allow students to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking, enabling them to design, make and evaluate products.  We aim o equip students to think creatively, be socially, morally and environmentally aware and solve problems as individuals, in pairs and as a team.  Students are provided with a range of opportunities at KS3 to develop their confidence using a variety of different tools in preparation for GCSE.

  Autumn Spring Summer

An introduction to Woods and Plastics

Wooden toy and Perspex key fob projects

An introduction to Electronics/CAD/CAM design

E-Textiles - Pencil case project

Food - Healthy Eating Practical Skills

An introduction to Computer Control/Programming


An introduction to Metals

Aluminium Tea-light project

Habitat project - miniature creature environment

Developing of woodworking/plastic forming skills

Biomimicry in design - Inspiration from nature and Gaudi design focus

Food and Bakery products