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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Design Technology
Term 1Mechanical Toy  
• Secondary research tasks. • Design ideas and development of product. • Practical making methods using 3 different wood joints. • Understanding of cam movements in toys. • Manufacture of product. • Health and safety of tools and equipment in the workshop. • Applying finishes and decorative techniques. • Evaluation and testing.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Completion of mechanical toy  
• Understanding of cam movements in toys. • Manufacture of product. • Health and safety of tools and equipment in the workshop. • Applying finishes and decorative techniques. • Evaluation and testing.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making. Final assessment of gum ball project.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Photograph Frame project using CAD/CAM   
• Secondary research tasks. • Design ideas and development of product using models and prototyping. • Specification writing. • CAD/CAM development of skills. • Manufacture of product. • Applying finishes and decorative techniques on unfinished surfaces. • Evaluation and testing.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Cushion project
• Secondary research tasks including product analysis. • Design ideas. • Machine health and safety. • Machine testing of materials and manufacturing methods. • Manufacture of product using decorative techniques such as embroidery and appliqué. • Evaluation and testing.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Completion of cushion project
Start of packaging for Textiles.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making. Final assessment of cushion project.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Packaging for textiles project
• Secondary research tasks including product analysis. • Design ideas and development of product. • Understanding product labels and graphic design. • Decorative finishing techniques such as foiling and duplex printing. • Abiding by law in packaging terms and copyright. • Evaluation and testing.
Assessment: Once every 2/4 weeks on specific pieces of design process and making.Key Words and Terms
 

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