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Design Technology

Key Stage 3

In Design Technology at KHS, our aim is for each Key Stage 3 student to gain experiences, practical skills and knowledge and understanding in a wide range of material areas.  We aim for students to develop practical ability, problem solving skills, innovation and aesthetic appreciation.

Key Stage 3 follow a ‘carousel’, and each student will gain a range of experiences although each student may not experience exactly the same rotations as another.  Our aim is for each student at KS3 to gain as wide a range of DT material areas as possible.  Material areas available include food, textiles, graphics, electronics and resistant materials.

Here is an overview of the module titles typically taught to each year group.  There may be variations due to staffing and timetabling.

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Food
Food Skills and Healthy Eating
Cereals
Eggs

Textiles
Basic Skills/Colour Appreciation
Little Monster Toy

Graphics
Introduction to Graphics & Pop Up Card
Packaging a Toy
Card Game

Resistant Materials/ Electronics
Steady Hand Game
Wind Vane/Door Bell
Clock Pic Puzzle

We hope that each pupil will gain as broad an experience as possible.

Key Stage 4

Design Technology GCSEs currently being offered include:

AQA Code
Electronic Product 45402
Food Technology 45452
Graphic Products 45502
Resistant Materials 45602

When staffing allows Textiles has also been offered.

Key Stage 5

Currently we offer BTEC Art and Design Level 3 (EDEXCEL).  When the demand occurs and numbers allow we also offer A Levels in subjects such as Product Design, Electronics and Graphics with Materials Technology.

For further information please contact Ms V Jordan.