Important Notice

Year 10 Parents Evening 

Thursday 28th March 2019, 16:00pm 

Spring Term Mock Exams

Please click here for the mock exam timetables for Year's 10, 11 and 13

Design Technology

Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy's Design Technology Department

Our Head of Design Technology is Ms L Pattison

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Project – Passive Speaker

Design Focus –  Brutalist Architecture

Technology Focus – Vacuum forming, concrete casting and wood joints

 

Year 8 Project – Branding and design

Design Focus –  Design Principles, the 10 Commandments of Design, Colour Theory (Design Focus)

Technology Focus – Photoshop, CAD and Laser Cutter

 

Year 9 Project – Fragrance Bottle 

Design Focus –  Iterative design process, modelling and prototyping and design analysis

Technology Focus – Modelling techniques, sketching and communicating ideas successfully 

 

Key Stage 4

Year 10

Woods project - Electronic Speaker project focusing on modelling and prototyping. Productions methods and CAD/CAM, Finishing techniques (wood), Soldering, Circuit boards.

Metals project – Pewter casting project focusing on material properties, CAD/CAM, design ideas and design briefs

Plastics project – Acrylic Torch Project – CAD/CAM, design ideas, material properties, user needs and research

Year 10  – Theory topics covered:

  • Key ideas in design technology
  • Material properties of woods, metals and polymers
  • Designing and making theory

Year 11

NEA project coursework (self-initiated project with a examined design context)

Year 11 – Theory includes:

  • Key ideas in DT, Materials and Systems
  • Core technical knowledge
  • Specialist material knowledge (Woods, metals and polymers)
  • Design and making process.