Design Technology – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn Designing and making, using acrylic Keyring project
SpringUsing general woodworking toolsCam Toy project
SummerDesign and make, bending plasticAverage level for the whole year and includes the Product holder project.

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
DESIGNINGCan copy a given idea, simple communication. Has shown some ideas, and can communicate them. Good ideas, clear communication. Some imaginative ideas, very good communication. Can analyse and evaluate products.
MAKINGHas not yet mastered tools and equipment to produce practical work. Incomplete outcome, that shows some correct use of tools and equipment. Complete outcome, that shows some use of using tools and equipment correctly. Complete outcome using tools and equipment correctly with accuracy.

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnDesign and make with levers/linkagesAnimated advert project
SpringMechanism, control, teamworkFairground project
SummerDesign and make with bask electronicsAverage level for the whole year and includes the Membrane switch project.

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
DESIGNINGHas shown some ideas and can communicate them. Good ideas, clear communication. Some imaginative ideas, very good communication. Many imaginative ideas, excellent communication. Can evaluate their own work and that of others.
MAKINGIncomplete outcome that shows basic use of tools and equipmentMainly completed outcome, that shows some use of using tools and equipment correctly. Complete outcome using tools and equipment correctly with some accuracy. Good level of making, modelling and finishing skills.

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnDesign and draw in 2/3 point perspectivePerspective drawing project
SpringDesign and make mechanismsAutomata project
SummerStructures and materials, teamworkAverage level for the whole year and includes the Structures project and Exam.

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
DESIGNINGGood ideas, clear communication. Some imaginative ideas, very good communication. Many imaginative ideas, excellent communication. Many imaginative ideas, developed from experimentation, has used a wide range of communication techniques. Can evaluate and modify their own work to improve it.
MAKINGIncomplete outcome that shows some use of using tools and equipment correctly. Mainly complete outcome using tools and equipment correctly. Good level of making, modelling and finishing skills. Very good level of making, modelling and finishing skills.

Course Information

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