Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Year 7 begins with an introduction to health and safety in the workshop, followed by a series of modules which develop practical skills in line with the National Curriculum. The emphasis is on the development of key design skills and more complex tasks involving a variety of media.
In year 8, students develop their skills through creative and practical activities. Pupils are taught the knowledge and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. They identify and solve their own design problems and work with a variety of materials and equipment, using ICT to develop further.
In year 9, pupils work on projects which give them a flavour of the different disciplines in design and technology at Key Stage 4.