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Key Stage 3

Year 7

In Year 7, the focus is on understanding a range of materials, for example, electronic components, food, graphic media, wood, metal, plastic and textiles and the emphasis of their designing is to design and make artefacts, or systems, for themselves.

Pupils are taught the necessary skills and techniques to equip them to make high quality products. Health and Safety is taught as an integral part of the curriculum to ensure individuals take a collective responsibility for maintaining a safe and organised working environment.

ICT is integrated in the curriculum we teach and it is expected that your daughter will make use of the facilities at school or at home, to enhance the work they do in the classroom.

Please click here for the Year 7 Curriculum Map.

Year 8

The aim of the Year 8 curriculum is to build on the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired in Year 7. Pupils continue to explore materials (electronic components, food, graphic media, wood, metal, plastic and textiles) and the emphasis of their designing is to design and make artefacts, and or systems, for clients.

During Year 8 pupils will be set challenging projects that will develop every pupil's designing and practical capability and provide an opportunity for them to demonstrate their competence by making complex high quality practical outcomes. They will be asked to investigate how products are produced in batches for a specific market and consider the world of professional designers.

ICT is integrated in the curriculum we teach and it is expected that you daughter will make use of the facilities at school or at home to enhance the work they do in the classroom.

Please click here for the Year 8 Curriculum Map.

Year 9

Year 9 is split into two short projects and one extended project. The aim of Year 9 is to consolidate and enhance their previous design and make skills by facilitating an extended project, the focus of which is to independently select materials (electronic components, food, graphic media, wood, metal, plastic and textiles) and design an artefact or system that is designed to meet the needs of a commercial market.

ICT is an integral part of the curriculum we teach and it is expected that your daughter will make use of the facilities at school and at home to enhance the work they do in the classroom.

Please click here for the Year 9 Curriculum Map.