Y10 and 11 (refer to pages 13 to 15 in Dept Handbook).
Year 10 GCSE RM (AQA)
Year 11 GCSE RM (AQA)
Term 1 (Autumn)
Retro Storage Box (Wood Project) Students look at the different properties of woods and manufactured boards. They extend their previous knowledge of permanent and semipermanent wood joints and look at different finishing techniques.
Pupils begin to create a design brief for their design context. Research / Anthropometrics / Ergonomic data. Exploring design ideas and modelling ideas using a range of modelling materials.
Term 2 (Spring)
Sustainability / Biomimicry
Pupils explore a range of task which include looking at how design is taken from nature and biology.
Pupils also look at wider issues in design technology to give them an overview of social, moral and cultural issues in design technology.
Controlled Assessment Final designs chosen, plan of manufacture complete. Quality control and quality assurance points recognised. Production of final chosen design. Finished product evaluation.
Preparation for GCSE controlled assessment begins. Progress on students controlled assessment begins. Assessment criteria and design brief is shared with the class.
Pupils take all the knowledge that they have learned through their controlled assessment. Past papers and revision material. Revision classes.