International Schools Group (ISG)

Curriculum

Design Technology

Design Technology in Key Stage 3

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:

Year 7

Design and make a ballista. To make a bistable circuit using discrete electronic components. Graphical communication, drawing in one and two point perspective. 3D modelling using ProDesktop software.

Year 8

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 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.