Design Technology

Head of Department: Mrs J Bowden
Teaching Staff: Mr R Purcell and Mr S Duffy
Level of teaching:Currently Key Stage 3 (Year 7 only 2020-21)

Subject Summary

The Graphic and Product Design & Technology is a new addition to the subjects offered at Saint Gregory’s, commencing with Year 7 in 2020-21.

Design & Technology is an ever-evolving subject that allows our students to be creative, imaginative and inspired. They will produce work that is focused on problem-solving and building skills for future careers.

Product design, graphic design, engineering and construction are studied as one combined syllabus by all Year 7 students from the 2020-21 academic year, with the objective of an offer of GCSE level Design Technology GCSE in the future. The learning programme has been developed to create and inspire the next generation of ethical design professionals. Through a project-based approach, we provide students with real life concepts allowing for individual, creative problem solving.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Year 7

Terms 1 & 2

Topics studied will include:

  • Measuring accurately
  • Using drawing tools
  • Drawing in isometrics
  • Rendering
  • Colour theory
  • Packaging
  • Nets
  • One point perspective drawing
  • Two point perspective drawing

Terms 3 & 4

Terms 5 & 6

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5 at the New Sixth (Years 12-13)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 5.

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