Design and Technology

YEAR 7The students learn about the properties of wood, metal and plastics through a series of mini design projects. They will gain confidence using basic tools and equipment, experimenting and investigating a range of materials and working processes.
YEAR 8The students will improve their practical making skills and their knowledge of the properties of materials. The focus of this years work is the use of plastics to create a fully functional product with an emphasis on quality and finish.
YEAR 9The students will work in more depth and learn more complex practical skills. There is a much longer project where the students will research, design, make and evaluate a product. This prepares the students for the way of working at GCSE level.