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Design and Technology

Year 7

Term Design and Technology Curriculum Overview
Half term 1 (7 weeks)  H&S
Product Analysis
Electronics - Key Light: Series/Parallel Circuits, RA Knives and Pillar Drill, Use greyboard and lamination, Grid method for drawing
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  Polymers - 3D Acrylic Shape: Thermoforming and thermosetting polymers, RA Line bender and Oven, Deforming of plastics
Assessment 1
Review Assessment 1
"Natural/Manufactured Polymers - Felt: Fibres, fabrics and staples, Sources of polymers, non-woven textiles"
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  Natural/ Manufactured Polymers - Felt: creation of felted wool fabric, testing for durability and elasticity
Metals - 2D Shape: Aluminium, Ferrous, Non-ferrous, Alloys, Properties, Wastage, RA Junior hacksaw and Tin snips and Hand files,
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  Manufactured Timber - 2D Shape MDF, Hardwoods, Softwoods and Manufactured Boards,
Assessment 2
Review Assessment 2
Manufactured Timber - 2D Shape RA Coping saw
Finishes - metal and timber
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  TRIP - Cadbury World (cross curricular - Geography)
Modern and Smart Materials - Polymorph and Thermo-chromic: Scales of production, Ergonomics
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  Metals - 3D Shape: Pewter, Casting, Enamelling,
CAD - 3D Modelling in Solidworks
Assessment 3
Review Assessment 3
CAD - 3D Modelling in Solidworks

Year 8

Term Design and Technology Curriculum Overview
Half term 1 (7 weeks)  H&S
Product Analysis
USB Stick – Manufactured Timber: Plywood, veneers and lamination. RA Scroll saw. Material removal and calculating waste - link to maths for areas of shapes.
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  USB Stick – CAD/CAM Acrylic: 2D Design, templates, tessellation and nesting. Quality control and the importance of testing.
Assessment 1
Review assessment 1
USB Stick – CAD/CAM Acrylic: 2D Design, templates, tessellation and nesting. Quality control and the importance of testing.

Half term 3 (6 weeks)  Blister packaging: Thermoforming and thermosetting polymers, recycling symbols,. Use of PVC, greyboard and white card to create layered packaging. RA Vacuum former.
Conductive dough
Learn to solder
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  Learn to solder
Assessment 2
Review assessment 2
Coat hook - mild steel, different types of metals, engineering drawings, wastage/addition,
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  TRIP - Cadbury World (cross curricular - Geography)
Coat hook - mild steel, filing
Coat hook - polymer dipping, commercial production lines, surface finishing
Coat hook - hardwood
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  Coat hook - hardwood, measure and mark out accurately
Tie-dye bag - natural, properties of textiles fibres,
Tie-dye bag - dyeing, surface decoration, colouring,
Assessment 3
Review assessment 3
Tie-dye bag - natural, properties of textiles fibres,
Tie-dye bag - dyeing, surface decoration, colouring,

Year 9

Term Design and Technology Curriculum Overview
Half term 1 (7 weeks)  Smart phone tidy - specification, research, justification, design ideas and a prototype (Internal competition with portfolio)
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  Noughts and Crosses - engineering drawings, quality control and production diary, CAM
Assessment 1
Review assessment 1
Noughts and crosses - metal base, fixing holes,
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  Noughts and crosses - 3D printing pegs, assembly, evaluation
Bump and spin - soldering components, quality control checks, PCB, Capacitors, Diodes, PIC and holder, Jack socket, Motors, rectifying faults
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  Bump and spin - soldering components, quality control checks, rectifying faults
Assessment 2
Review assessment 2
Bump and spin - build chassis, PIC and programming, production diary, flow chart

Half term 5 (5 weeks)  Dyson - existing products, disassembly, following structured procedures, life cycle analysis, lean manufacturing,
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  Product in a tin - sustainability, user-centred design, target groups,
Assessment 3
Review assessment 3
Product in a tin - design and manufacture

Year 10

Term Design and Technology Curriculum Overview
Half term 1 (7 weeks)  
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)  

Year 11

Term Design and Technology Curriculum Overview
Half term 1 (7 weeks)  
Half term 2 (7.5 weeks)  
Half term 3 (6 weeks)  
Half term 4 (5.5 weeks)  
Half term 5 (5 weeks)  
Half term 6 (7.5 weeks)