Key Stages and Curriculum Maps
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At Key Stage 3 the projects are designed to introduce students to safe conduct in the workshop and cover a wide range of fundamental skills. Students will learn basic drawing and rendering techniques and consider the impact of Computer Aided Design and Manufacture on the design industry. They will gain confidence working in a range of resistant materials including plastic, metal and wood and using a variety of hand tools and workshop machinery.
Throughout Key Stage 3 students will continue to build on their practical and intellectual skills with an increasing understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, economic, industrial and environmental issues. Students will be able to reference existing materials and processes in design and technology to inform their work and work effectively, both independently and in teams, to generate innovative and revolutionary concepts within the limitations of the stated Brief and Specifications.
At Key Stage 4 can opt to follow GCSE 3D Design. The coursework is worth 60% of the GCSE and the core content includes learning about designing and working with a wide range of materials including wood, metal, plastic, mechanisms, and graphics.
The exam is a practical exam and worth 40% of the GCSE. Students can choose to specialise as they design and make a product of their own choice based on contextual challenges set by the exam board each year.
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