Project Content:
Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Product Analysis
  • Developing A Mood Board
  • Card Templates
  • Design Ideas
  • Practical Workshop Skills
  • Workshop Health And Safety
  • Introduction To Workshop Equipment
  • Using The Pillar Drill
  • Finishing Processes
  • Testing And Evaluation
  • Understanding the importance of developing knowledge of how previous products work.
  • How to develop an understanding of how to generate and develop design ideas using a range of techniques.
  • Be able to work within a workshop environment safely. Understand the importance of using equipment correctly.
  • Develop knowledge of product Testing and Evaluation and how to make improvements to their own work.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Students will develop a portfolio for one whole project: Flying Toy Project.
  • Aesthetics
  • Cost
  • Customer
  • Environment
  • Size
  • Safety
  • Function
  • Materials
  • Product Analysis
  • Templates
  • Mood Board
  • Coping Saw
  • Pillar Drill
  • Testing
  • Evaluation
Subject Overview:

Students in Year 7 have two Design Technology lesson each week for 8 weeks.

Students will receive one piece of Design Technology homework on alternate weeks.

Students in Year 7 study one of Photography, ICT, Design Technology and Food Technology at a time for 8 weeks before rotating to another.


Students in Year 7 are assessed throughout their coursework-based project.