Design Technology Y8

Overall Curriculum Goals

Students will work through the six stages of Design process confidently.  
Students will be introduced to various workshop tools and equipment and use them within projects to help create their final outcomes whilst following Health and safety guidelines.  
Students will continue to explore and develop their CAD and CAM skill set.  
Students will develop their hand rendering and isometric drawing skills to help them create possible design ideas. 
 
 
Students within Year 8 will work through and complete the 3 projects over the course of the academic year. 

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Windchime Project  (Resistant Materials) 

Mug Project  (Graphic Communication)

Desk Tidy project (Resistant Materials) 

Topic Intent:

Students within this project will be able to identify and work through each of the 6 stages of the design process. This project will give students the opportunity to build on the knowledge and practical skill set that they gained in the previous year. Students will work with a variety of materials, tools and equipment in order to create their final project outcome. Students will be able to recognise the need to be working safely and efficiently within a busy workshop environment to create their outcome successfully. Students will look at various materials and their properties alongside the importance of sustainability in manufacturing and the impact that this has on the world around us.  

Topic Intent: 

Students will develop skills creating pieces of work influenced by the work of contemporary illustrator and graphic designer Hattie Stewart. Inspired by Stewarts work students will explore colour theory, experimental typography, illustration and CAD skills. Students will investigate methods and stratergies used in industry by advertising companies in order to capture a target audience. Students will build confidence in CAD by using several programmes to create their final project outcomes. Students will be able to recognise the need to work efficiently within a set time scale to create their outcome successfully using a mixture of CAD and hand produced methods. 

Topic Intent:

Students within this project will be able to identify and work through each of the 6 stages of the design process. This project will give students the opportunity to build on the knowledge and practical skill set that they gained in the previous year. Students will work with a variety of materials, tools and equipment in order to create their final project outcome. Students will be able to recognise the need to be working safely and efficiently within a busy workshop environment to create their outcome successfully. Students will look at various materials and their properties alongside the importance of sustainability in manufacturing and the impact that this has on the world around us.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is a design process?
  • Explain why health and safety is important in the workshop
  • How can we use various tools and pieces of equipment to create a successful piece of design?
  • Why is it important to create accurate design ideas?
  • How can we use isometric drawings to accurately portray our design ideas?
  • What are the properties of the materials we are going to work with?
  • How can I create my design as accurately as possible?
  • Why is important to evaluate our final design?

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is the correct order when following the design process?
  • Why is it important to look at the work of other designers?
  • Why is it important to understand colour theory and create accurate drawings?
  • How can we use typography to create a picture?
  • How can we reflect the style of Hattie Stewart in our own designs?
  • How can we use CAD to accurately create our final design?
  • How do we get our final design onto our mug?
  • Why is important to evaluate our final design?

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is the correct order when following the design process?
  • Why do we need different energy sources?
  • Why is it important to create accurate initial design ideas?
  • What is an electrical circuit?
  • Why is it important to plan out our final design?
  • How can we use isometric drawings to accurately portray our design ideas?
  • How can we use 3D drawings to accurately portray our design ideas?
  • How can I create my design as accurately as possible?
  • Why is important to evaluate our final design?

Assessment:

Students are assessed at the end of the completed project. The assessment is 80 marks coming from 4 equally weighted assessment objectives.  

Assessment:

Students are assessed at the end of the completed project. The assessment is 80 marks coming from 4 equally weighted assessment objectives. 

Assessment: 

Students are assessed at the end of the completed project. The assessment is 80 marks coming from 4 equally weighted assessment objectives. 

Home Learning:

Worksheets are set with a focus on building colour knowledge and developing drawing skills.

Home Learning:

Worksheets are set with a focus on building colour knowledge and developing drawing skills.

Home Learning:

Worksheets are set with a focus on building colour knowledge and developing drawing skills.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Students to look at CAD and CAM systems used in industry.
  • Isometric drawings and how they are an integral part of the design industry.
  • Health and safety and its importance in workshops.
  • Students to look at materials in detail, discuss their sustainability and their effect on the world we live in.
  • Students will look at past and current processes used to create pieces of 3D Design.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Client profiling: Age, Needs, looking at existing products and client profile.
  • Exploring well known illustrators and the impact they have had on the outside world.
  • Colour theory, Typography and drawing techniques and how they are an integral part of the design industry.
  • Health and safety and its importance using processes such as printing with a heat press.
  • Students to look at pieces of graphic design / advertising, to discuss their effect on the world we live in.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Different energy sources and their sustainability.
  • Creating electrical circuits.
  • Designing products and viable solutions to answer a set client brief.

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