Dhahran British Grammar School

Quality British Education in Saudi Arabia

Design Technology

Design Technology is taught as a specialist subject to all children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The lessons take place in the Design Technology workshops which include the general workshop, a sanding and cutting room, a painting room, a design lab in which are the computers on which the children can carry out research on the internet and can use the ProDESKTOP CAD programme to help with their constructional drawings and design work. These machines are linked to a Modela 3D CNC Milling Machine, which is in a room alongside the design room. This room also houses the vacuum former and strip heater for use when plastics are a part of the curriculum.

Projects undertaken by each age group:-

Key Stage 2

Year 4

Make an acrylic key tag. The students create a key tag in the design of an animal of their choosing. Design and manufacture of an Arabic themed wooden photo frame. Weaving project.

Year 5

Make a wooden paddle boat. Design and manufacture of an acrylic photo frame. Graphical communication, drawing in one and two point perspective.

Year 6

Design and manufacture of a pen/pencil holder made from acrylic using the pillar drill and the strip heater in the workshop. Design and manufacture of a wooden pencil case. Using a software package, ProDesktop to create 3D modeling.

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Design and manufacture of a trinket box. Make a place mat for sauce pans. To make an astable circuit using discrete electronic components. Graphical communication, drawing in one and two point perspective. 3D modeling using ProDesktop software.

Year 8

Change this to year 7. To make a bistable circuit using discrete electronic components. Graphical communication, drawing in one and two point perspective. 3D modelling using ProDesktop software.

Year 9

Design and manufacture a spice rack. To make a light chasing circuit using discrete electronic components. Graphical communication, drawing in one and two point perspective. 3D modelling using ProDesktop software.

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