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D&T: 3D Design

In Years 7 and 8 students explore various materials and their properties through the use of specialist tools, equipment and machinery.
This is linked to the study of new and emerging technologies and understanding how the past inspires tomorrow. Computer Aided Design is used to help students develop and model their ideas, where products are then tested and evaluated for their intended user.

Year 9 investigate the “Impact of light” on society and the challenges these can present to a user’s needs.  Students learn about new technologies including electronics. Industrial methods are used in students’ design and making, alongside their prototypes.

KS3 D&T: 3D Design

In Years 7 and 8 students explore various materials and their properties through the use of specialist tools, equipment and machinery. This is linked to the study of new and emerging technologies and understanding how the past inspires tomorrow. Computer Aided Design is used to help students develop and model their ideas, where products are then tested and evaluated for their intended user.

Year 9 investigate the “Impact of light” on society and the challenges these can present to a user’s needs.  Students learn about new technologies including electronics. Industrial methods are used in students’ design and making, alongside their prototypes.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Health & Safety Movements in Design Understanding Consumer Needs
2D to 3D Modelling Techniques and Processes Importance of Prototypes        

Exploring the relationship between nature and design

Exploring Metals and Plastics                         Electronics                                               
Properties of wood Jewellery Links to industrial skills
    Development of a light product

 

 

 

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STEM CLUB KS3

(Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)

An opportunity for students to meet up after school and enjoy hands-on activities, bringing learning to life. 

Guest visitors include The Institute of Engineering and STEMNET

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The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 Design & Technology GCSE

Click here for the AQA Specification 8552 GCSE Design and Technology.

We live in a world of developing technologies, where curiosity and discovery go hand in hand, to meet the needs of humans and improve the systems and products we use.

Studying Design and Technology is an opportunity for students to explore ideas, research from the past and creatively think of how lives can be improved in the future, through investigating, designing and the making of their own prototypes.

These objectives are met in the units studied by students in Year 10:

  • Design and Technology in our world
  • Smart materials
  • Electronic systems and programmable components
  • Materials (paper & boards, timber, metal, polymers and textiles)

The importance of cross curriculur links to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles are also strengthened within the course.

In Year 11 students will create a project based on a theme given by the exam board which will specialise in a specific material in Design and Technology and will utilise the skills and techniques students have learnt.

Assessment

50% non-examined assessment (NEA) project

50% written examination

Progression routes

The study of Design and Technoloyg can lead to future careers in architecture, engineering, product, fashion and interior design, medicine, aeronautics ... in fact anywhere you choose to apply it!

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