Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. Pupils will apply science and mathematics when designing and making products. All projects will reflect the modern fast moving world of technology. Pupils will be encouraged to use a wide range of design and making methods including Computer Aided design, lazer cutting, 3D printing and programmable chips.
Pupils will learn about the importance of safety in the workshop and the safe use of a wide range of tools and equipment. Pupils will make an automata which includes electronics, lazer cutting, 3D printing and mechanisms. Pupils will study the importance of environmental design and discover the importance of the circular economy when designing. Pupils will take part in several challenges which encourage independent thinking and the need to learn from mistakes in order to become a competent problem solver.
Within other areas of D&T pupils will learn how to create electronic circuits using components and how to apply Lazer imaging to their products. Pupils will use Computer Aided Design to create original designs which can be produced on both 3D printers and lazer cutters.
Pupils will learn to design for others by using real life scenarios.
During this course pupils will apply skills from years 7&8 in order to solve a range of problems. Pupils will be introduced to the fascinating and exciting world of Smart materials which will include the role of Bio Mimicry in modern Design. Products will be made from a range of materials including polypropylene, quantum tunneling composite and live edge Acrylic. More time will be spent developing 3D design skills.