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Design Technology

Year 10 Design Technology

Design Technology at Thorpe House School incorporates aspects of Systems and control, Resistant materials, Graphics and Textiles. Within all these areas of study we also have links to physics, science, maths and ICT.  The aim of lessons in Years 5 to 8 is to provide a broad and balanced overview of the subject through a mixture of practical and theoretical tasks, as well as prepare pupils in order to make an informed choice about opting for Design Technology in year 9.

Pupils will be in the second year of their GCSE study and focus on specific subject knowledge and skills in the 4 areas of study that makes design technology

Facilities

The subject is taught by the Head of Design Technology in the school’s DT Workshop. Each pupil has access to the equipment such as a selection of machine tools as well as hand tools within their practical lessons.  They are also provided with access to laptops that allow access the various software used within the DT curriculum that assists in various design tasks as well as programming of integrated circuits.

Autumn Term

Production

Production techniques and systems
Automation
CAD/CAM
CNC
FMS (Flexible Manufacturing)
JIT.(Just in time)
Lean manufacturing

Practical project:

Living Hinge light shade (CAD/CAM)

Spring Term

Designing Principles

Design strategies
Communication of designs portfolio
Specialist tools, equipment, techniques and processes
Injection moulding
Extrusion
Blow moulding
Milling
Turning
Casting
Forming

Practical project: Focussed task

Focussed on the design and manufacture part of year 11 NEA

Summer Term

Start of Year 11 NEA and Coursework assessment part of the year

Research and writing an Investigation
Sources, products, clients, questionnaire etc 
Designing Principles
Design Strategies
Collaboration
User centred research and design
Systems approaches
Iterative design process
Sketching to convey ideas
Modelling
Testing
Evaluation

Practical:

Making of templates, jigs, formers
Ordering of material, handling and storage.
Compile Coursework Folder 

 

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