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Broadwater School

key stage 3

Design Technology in years 7 and 8 comprises of three term rotations in the areas of Food, Graphics and Resistant Materials (including Electronics). These modules focus on teaching the students skills and encouraging design technology capability.

Year 7

The year 7 course introduces pupils to the concept of basic graphically communication. Pupils are encouraged to develop skills associated with the use of drawing boards and related equipment including the use of ICT. 

Please note students are expected to bring their own equipment. Every student must have their own pen, pencil and ruler and a set of colour pencils.

Students must complete all projects and homework is essential as they need to research their ideas. 

The following list shows the areas which the students will visit over the term: 

  • Safety in the graphics room- Competent use of equipment 
  • Illustrative Fonts- Typography and drawing skills 
  • Sweet Packaging Design- Design and making of packaging 
  • Branding and packaging design
  • Logo design- Development of formal drawing skills 
  • All Projects - Testing and evaluation

Year 8

Year 8 graphic class encourages pupils to work on their own and as a team on a range of design and making activities. They think about what products are used for and the need the people who use them. They get to improve on their own and other people’s designs. They use the computer to create a range of ideas.

Please note students are expected to bring their own equipment. Every student must have their own pen, pencil and ruler and a set of colour pencils.

Students must complete all projects and homework is essential as they need to research their ideas.

The following list shows the areas which the students will visit over the term:

  • Technical drawing skills
  • Packaging and Promotion project- working to a set brief to produce a final product
  • Refinement of sketching and rendering skills
  • Artist and Designer research
  • All Projects - Testing and evaluation 

Useful Websites

www.technologystudent.com

http://www.design-technology.info

www.pinterest.com

www.thisiscolossal.com

www.dafont.com