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Year 8 DT Curriculum

Subject Topic Further details about the topic
Resistant Materials Bug House.
Focus is on timbers, metals, properties and processes. Students make a bug house
Graphics Mug graphics, packaging and branding Focus is on observation skills, understanding of Pop Art,  Photoshop and packaging nets
Systems CAD and CAM Laser cutting, software development, structures and Smart Materials
Food Food skills – working with a wider range of equipment and ingredients Focus on planning, timings, industry and specialist diets

 

Assessment

Subject Topic Type of Assessment
Resistant Materials Bug House The students are assessed half way through the course at lesson 9 and then have a final written assessment at lesson 18
Graphics Packaging and branding The students are assessed half way through the course at lesson 9 and then have a final written assessment at lesson 18
Food Food skills – working with a wider range of tools and ingredients The students are assessed half way through the course at lesson 9 and then have a final written assessment at lesson 18

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text books
CDT Foundation book.
Foundations Design & Technology and Food Technology
All
Recommended websites All
Equipment Sketch book, Graded Pencils, Paint, and Paper. All

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term
Project ‘Catch up’ time Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher.

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