The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 DT Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Subjects
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Resistant Materials
    Note and pen holder
    Focus is on metals, properties and processes. Students make a high quality product
    Graphics
    Packaging and branding
    Focus is on Photoshop and packaging nets
    Systems
    CAD and CAM
    Laser cutting, software development and structures and Smart Materials
    Food
    Food skills – working with wider range of tools and ingredients
    Focus on planning, timings, industry, specialist diets

    Assessments: 

    Subjects
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    Resistant Materials
    Note and pen holder
    End of unit test
    Practical work
    Design process portfolio
    Graphics
    Packaging and branding
    End of unit test
    Practical work
    Design process portfolio
    Systems
    CAD and CAM
    End of unit test
    Practical work
    Design process portfolio
    Food
    Food skills – working with wider range of tools and ingredients
    Timings in relation to planning
    Quality & depth skills used
    End of unit test

    Main Resources: 

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    CDT Foundation book
    Foundations Design & Technology, food technology
    All
    Recommended websites
    www.grainchain.com
    change4life – be food smart
    www.nutrition.org.uk/
    All

    Enrichment opportunities: 

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