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Year 8 DT Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year: 

Subjects
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.

Assessments: 

Subjects
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.
As above.
Food
Food skills – working with a wider range of tools and ingredients.
As above.

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 and Food Technology.
All.
Recommended websites
change4life – be food smart
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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