This is a map to show the learning journey in Product Design from year 6 through to further education and possible careers.
Overview of the learning journey in Design & Technology
Knowledge and Understanding: Working with metal whilst learning about the properties and finish. Wearable electronics are introduced by producing an electronics circuit.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY & GRAPHICS
Knowledge and Understanding: Designing in 3D, a variety of wood joints, learning about a variety of materials including plastics and sustainability, CAD and presentation skills.
The Design and Technology Department offers courses in Engineering and Design & Technology at GCSE level. Design & Technology is a GCSE subject. Engineering is a Level 1 / 2 award, which is equivalent to a GCSE.
Engineering: The course is around 50% practical work and 50% theory and written coursework.