Sir James Smith's School

 

 

Design and Technology 

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

Milton Glaser

Keystage 3

At SJS You will have one hour of Design Technology lessons per week where you will be able to develop a broad range of skills from in Product Design, Graphic Design, Electronics, Textile Design and Architecture. If you are interested in a career being creative, this could be the subject for you. A supportive and inclusive atmosphere encourages the students to take risks with their work in order to discover new things and become resilient and creative problem solvers.

You will experiment with and explore a wide range of contemporary graphic processes, developing original design concepts across the discipline.  Throughout the course you will be encouraged to think creatively, and develop your skills to enable you to exhibit professional quality work at the end of the second year.

Key Stage 4

AQA Resistant Materials GCSE Unit

Students opting to take the AQA Resistant Materials course will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge acquired at KS3. They are encouraged to be creative and original in their design work in order to design and engineer very high quality products that meet a specific consumer need and have the potential to be commercially viable. The GCSE course also gives the students the opportunity to consider the wider social, moral, cultural and ethical issues affecting design and the role design and technology plays in society. GCSE students take part in nationwide design competitions in order to stretch and challenge them, but also to encourage them to think about designing for whole markets and to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit. Students will be marked on the Coursework that they submit, which is 60% of the final grade and they will sit an end of year exam which is weighted at 40%.

What will I do? 

Students opting to take the AQA Resistant Materials course will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge acquired at KS3. They are encouraged to be creative and original in their design work in order to design and engineer very high quality products that meet a specific consumer need and have the potential to be commercially viable. The GCSE course also gives students the opportunity to consider the wider social, moral, cultural and ethical issues affecting design and the role design and technology plays in society. GCSE students take part in nationwide design competitions in order to stretch and challenge them, but also to encourage them to think about designing for whole markets and to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit.

Units include:

  • The Tin Can Light project
  • Developing an MP3 Docking station
  • Designing their own phone case using the 3D Printer
  • Designing a clock
  • Developing drawing skills
  • Using a range of CAD programmes like Photoshop, Sketchup and 2D Designer
  • Using a range of CAM programmes – 3D Printer and the laser cutter

What do I need? 

You do not need to have any previous experience, just a creative flare and a willingness to achieve. 

 

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Year 10 Designing for Tesco

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Design Technology - Year 10 Clock Project

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Design Technology/Graphics - Year 7

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Year 7 Monster Project

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Docking Station Project

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Year 10 Product Design Project

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Design Technology - Year 10

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Year 10 Lamp Project

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Design Technology - Year 8

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Year 8 Jewellery Project

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Technology Rooms

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Created: 3 Dec 15 10:00 | Last modified: 3 Dec 15 10:10

 

 

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