Subject Team: K Jackson and T Ward
General Subject Statement:
In Design and Technology at Coombe Dean, students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products that solve problems and meet specific needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the environmental, social and moral impact of future technological developments. They also learn to think creatively and logically in order to improve the quality of life, solve problems as individuals and work collaboratively on a different types of tasks.
Students work in a range of stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, students identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate and considering aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects.
Through design and technology, students develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate and communicate.
Key Stage 3
|One Eight Week Module|
|Year 7||Glow Yeah Project|
|Year 8||Wildlife SOS Project|
|Theory lessons to cover core GCSE content.|
Focused practical tasks to develop tool and equipment knowledge as well as developing practical skills.
A series of mini projects (eg acrylic jewellery, aluminium dice, felt phone case) to embed theory and practical skills.
Key Stage 4
|Key Stage 4|
GCSE Product Design
|Year 10||Skill build exercises and projects which will develop and enhance graphical, ICT and practical ability||Investigation, research and analysis of an identified problem, and collection and evaluation of information||Modeling and cardboard engineering||WJEC|
|Year 11||Design major project||Make major project||Examination preparation|
Useful website links:
Curriculum Intent Organisers:
To set out the intent of our curriculum for each subject and each unit of knowledge, we produce Curriculum Intent Organisers (CIOs). The following links lead to the CIO section of our website where this intent can be explored by year group: