Design & Technology
Design and Technology at Barnwood Park gives students an understanding of a variety of materials and processes delivered through interesting and contemporary contexts. Underpinning everything we do is the development of problem solving skills and a greater understanding of the world around us.
Our KS3 curriculum has been designed so that students are able to build upon their skills and understanding and develop a greater level of independence. Here is a basic outline of our current KS3 Scheme of Work:
|Year 7||Mechanical Teaching Aid||Workshop safety, standards in design, mechanical systems, material selection, use of powered equipment|
|Year 8||Up-Cycled Lighting||Electronics and circuit diagrams, polymers, environmental issues, product evaluation.|
|Year 9||Architectural Modelling||Model making, drawing using perspective, 3D CAD modelling, collecting and analysing data, customer profiling.|
Our KS3 programme prepares students well for GCSE Design and Technology – this is an excellent choice for students planning a career in engineering or design. GCSE Design and Technology is taught through small design and make projects in Year 10, which cover the content and embed the learning. The 4 main areas covered in the GCSE are:-
· New and Emerging Technologies
· Energy, Materials, Systems and Devices
· Materials and their Working Properties
· Technical Principles
In Year 11 the students have complete a major design and make project and prepare for a final examination.
Please see the Year 9 Options Booklet for more detailed information on this course.