Project Content:
Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Product Analysis
  • Developing A Mood Board
  • Design Specification
  • Design Ideas – Thumbnail Sketches
  • Developing A Final Design
  • Practical Workshop Skills
  • Workshop Health And Safety
  • Using A Workshop Equipment For Quality Control
  • Using The Scroll Saws
  • Manufacturing Diaries
  • Finishing Processes
  • Testing And Evaluation
  • Understanding the importance of a product analysis linked to their individual projects.
  • Developing a Design Brief, Client profile and specification.
  • Generating a range of ideas to limit design fixation.
  • Workshop skills and using technical processes to ensure quality control throughout the manufacture of their products.
  • Finishing processes to develop a high quality product.
  • Final Testing and Evaluation including Peer Evaluation.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Students will develop a portfolio for one whole project: Calendar Block Project.
  • Design Brief
  • Specification
  • Aesthetics
  • Client
  • Customer
  • Consumer
  • Thumbnail Sketches
  • Design Development
  • Try Square
  • Tenon Saw
  • Bench Hook
Subject Overview:

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


Students in Year 8 are assessed throughout their coursework-based project.