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What Will I Learn?
  • To use tools and machinery safely
  • Basic Electronics
  • Use of ICT in Technology
  • Develop knowledge and practical knowledge of plastics.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment within each project focusing on specific skills and knowledge


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Introduction to basic woodworking tools and machines (Frog Project)
  • Health and Safety within the practical environment
  • Introduction to Plastics (Theory and Practical) (Mirror Project)
  • Introduction to Electronics (Theory and Practical) (Fan Project)
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM (Fob/Ruler Project)

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Progression to higher electronic knowledge
  • Using ICT to develop Graphic skills
  • Develop quality of making
What Will I Learn?
  • To use techniques to develop Design and Graphics
  • Development of Electronic knowledge and skills
  • Introduction to Coursework processes
  • Introduction to engineering

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment within each project focusing on specific skills and knowledge


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Graphical skills through Biomimicry
  • Trophy design and make, introducing coursework processes
  • Wiggly Wire game developing theory and practice in electronics
  • Metal Coat hook (Theory and Practical with health and safety)

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Developing quality of making in different materials
  • Basic understanding of Coursework requirements
  • Graphical skills developed
What Will I Learn?
  • Basic skills through textile practical
  • Develop coursework knowledge and understanding
  • Develop graphical skills, conceptual design and mathematical scaling
  • Model making skills, and techniques

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment within each project focusing on specific skills and knowledge


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Architecture Project
    • Mathematical scaling
    • Model Making
    • Design movements.
  • Desk organiser
    • Further understanding of coursework requirements (exploration of different techniques and materials)
  • Pocket stand
    • Introduction to basic textile practical skills and techniques
  • Chocolate Bar
    • Model making techniques
    • Graphical design
    • ICT development.

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Good understanding of coursework requirements
  • Textile skills
  • Use of ICT to enhance graphics
  • Model making to reinforce coursework requirements
What Will I Learn?
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Engineering
  • Resistant materials and graphical knowledge through exam questions and practical projects

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment within each project focusing on specific skills and knowledge along with tracking of Pupils topic knowledge through tests and exam mock questions.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Amplifier
    • Circuit and component knowledge through practical and tests
  • Tie
    • Design skills with Textile material knowledge and practical
  • Sculpture
    • Engineering material
    • Practical skills to create a metal sculpture
  • Storage Box
    • House the projects that have been produced (Designs, modelling, and Quality Product)

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Knowledge of materials to make concise decisions in Coursework
  • Clear understanding of Coursework requirements
  • Develop good theory knowledge through practical to build on exam preparation
What Will I Learn?
  • How to create a Controlled Assessment portfolio through specific tasks
  • The development of Practical skills through making a quality product
  • Develop materials knowledge through practical and exam preparation/revision

How Will I Be Assessed?

Continual assessment/tracking through specific tasks along with tracking exam preparation through mocks and class tests


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Model Making
  • ICT graphical presentation
  • Using practical skills to develop materials and making processing knowledge
  • Exam papers practice

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Overall knowledge of a range of materials, practical skills technology theory.