Year 11 Technology – Product Design

Curriculum Intents

Design and Technology at Philip Morant School allows students of all abilities to develop and demonstrate their creative flair, their ability to problem solve and build a range of practical skills within a range of subject disciplines. We create a climate where students are enthusiastic and have pride in their work. They will build on previous experiences and acquire new knowledge, skills and attributes applying these across a range of contexts. The subject will equip them with the necessary skills to meet their own and the needs of others in an ever changing and unpredictable world. They will be given the opportunity to consider how they design for tomorrow through new, emerging and digital technologies.

Why

Students will acquire and apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts. We will provide opportunities to inquire, investigate, analyse, design, model and test; manufacture, review and evaluate. We will expose students to problems that need to be solved independently, allowing for a range of responses. We will continue to reflect and review our curriculum model on a regular basis to ensure that our students are prepared for future studies and careers.

Everything around us is designed, without the creative world we would never improve the way we live or interact with products. Design and Technology gives you the transferable skill set to be that designer with the potential to change and improve lives.

How

Students will develop empathy and understanding of people’s needs, wants and difficulties. They will experience a range of materials, components, systems, ingredients, tools and processes, including new and emerging technologies.

We will promote a climate for learning that offers high challenge, low risk and is inclusive for all students. We celebrate and embrace failure, using this to develop and enhance design thinking and making, while developing resilience in learners.

Autumn Term and Spring Term

NEA task, individual to student

Grammar

Students will be recalling and applying their acquired knowledge from previous projects and MOCK NEA into responding to the OCR NEA contextual challenges

Dialectic

Students should be able to successfully communicate their concepts to teachers and peers when working on ways to improve their project outcomes.

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple material types, in an end of unit test. Throughout the module students are encouraged to self assess, to further improve, develop and enhance their practical skills.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing making skills and an appreciation of safe working practice, whilst gaining confidence in a practical workshop environment.

Students will be trained in DT safe working practices and will undertake a number of making challenges, using a range of common workshop materials. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials, handle a range of cutting, drilling, forming, shaping and finishing tools and be introduced to a variety of manufacturing processes.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of manufacturing processes beyond the classroom?

Look at examples of simple manufactured products in the home. Consider the materials, tools and processed that have been used to make them. What processes learnt in school can be applied to items found in your home? For further inspiration and a better understanding of traditional and modern manufacturing processes, try watching TV programmes such as ‘The Repair Shop’ or ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ on BBC1.

Use Seneca Learning or BBC Bitesize. Encourage students to use resources posted on the Google classroom, meet all hand in dates so they can benefit from whole class feedback and attend any additional sessions offered if they are invited to attend.

Summer Term 

Revision

Grammar

Students will be delivered theory lessons linking directly to previous assessment papers. Students will work through low stakes quizzes / Seneca assignments and exam practice questions to articulate arguments or reasonings for long mark questions.

Dialectic

Students should be able to successfully communicate their reasonings or understandings to teachers and peers when approaching how to answer exam style questions.

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple material types, in an end of unit test. Throughout the module students are encouraged to self assess, to further improve, develop and enhance their practical skills.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing making skills and an appreciation of safe working practice, whilst gaining confidence in a practical workshop environment.

Students will be trained in DT safe working practices and will undertake a number of making challenges, using a range of common workshop materials. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials, handle a range of cutting, drilling, forming, shaping and finishing tools and be introduced to a variety of manufacturing processes.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of manufacturing processes beyond the classroom?

Look at examples of simple manufactured products in the home. Consider the materials, tools and processed that have been used to make them. What processes learnt in school can be applied to items found in your home? For further inspiration and a better understanding of traditional and modern manufacturing processes, try watching TV programmes such as ‘The Repair Shop’ or ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ on BBC1.

Use Seneca Learning or BBC Bitesize.

Encourage students to use resources posted on the Google classroom, meet all hand in dates so they can benefit from whole class feedback and attend any additional sessions offered if they are invited to attend.

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