Students in Year 11 focus on their NEA for the Autumn and Spring Terms. Once they have completed it, remaining time is spent revising.

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Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Individual NEA
  • Students will develop their Individual NEA throughout the First and Second term.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Students will develop an individual portfolio focussed on a contextual challenge.
  • Contextual Challenge
  • Client Profile
  • Product Analysis
  • Design Brief
  • Specification
  • Design Ideas
  • Modelling
  • 3D Printing
  • Design Development
  • Final Design
  • Rendering
  • Annotations
  • Working Drawing
  • Manufacturing Plan
  • Gannt Chart
  • Production Diary
  • Manufacturing Techniques
  • Workshop Equipment
  • Testing
  • Evaluation
  • Client Feedback
  • Product Showcase
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By this point in the academic year, we have completed the course content and we are focusing on revision, exam technique and pace.

Subject Overview:

Students in Year 11 have 3 Design Technology lessons each week.

Students have 2 practical lessons and 1 theory lesson each week.

Year 11 Design Technology students have one piece of homework set every week.


Students in Year 11 have no formal assessments throughout the year due to students working on their individual NEA.

They will sit their final exam in the summer Term.