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Design & Technology

What is our Design & Technology curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

At Ark Kings, we aim to give pupils the knowledge and skills to become responsive designers to a brief or a problem. We provide children with learning opportunities that follow a process of design, manufacture, test and evaluate.

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

Our Primary Design & Technology Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

 DT Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

  

Our Secondary Design & Technology Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
7 Product Design-Focusing on Graphics               

Wind chime 

Product Design- Focusing on Resistant Materials               

Wind chime 

Product Design-Focusing on Food               

Foods of the world

8 Product design-Focusing on Graphics               

Children's Pop up book

Product Design-Focusing on Resistant Materials               

Children's toy

Product Design-Focusing on Food               

Healthy Eating 

9 Product Design-Focusing on Graphics               

Lighting

Product Design-Focusing on Resistant Materials               

Lighting 

Product Design-Focusing on Food               

Technological processes

10 Students studying GCSE Design Technology follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at  https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/design-and-technology-j310-from-2017/           

Pupils create a portfolio of work which investigates a design task. Pupils create a product with packaging worth 60% of grade. Pupils sit an exam based on technical knowledge and design skills worth 40% of grade. 

11 Students studying GCSE Design Technology follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/design-and-technology-j310-from-2017/           

Pupils create a portfolio of work which investigates a design task. Pupils create product with packaging worth 60% of grade. Pupils sit an exam based on technical knowledge and design skills worth 40% of grade.