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Course Information
 
Every student during Year 7 and 8 will spend approximately one term experiencing the following design and Technology areas: 
  • Resistant Materials
  • Graphic Design
  • Textiles
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Robotics / Electronics
  • Engineering
Students are introduced to each specialism through a small project. In each project students will experience a range of designing and making techniques, tools, materials and equipment. From these ‘taster courses’ students are offered an opportunity to continue to study one or more of the specialisms at a GCSE / Technical level.
 
Students are expected to bring their own ingredients for Food Technology. In all other areas of D&T students are encouraged to pay a nominal sum for their finished products.

Assessment
 
All students take a base line assessment at the start of the Key stage 3. As students move through each unit, it will be assessed by their teacher using the key Stage Three D&T specification. At the end of year eight an end of key stage grade will be given to each pupil.

Transition into Key Stage 4

All students are offered the opportunity at the end of year 8 to take one or more GCSE/Technical level courses. These are three year courses, they start in year 9 and are completed by the end of year 11.

Contact
KS3 leader: Mrs Parker

 
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