Overview:

Students in Year 10 have 3 Design Technology lessons each week.
Students have 2 practical lessons and 1 theory lesson each week.

Year 10 Design Technology students have one piece of homework set every week.

Curriculum:

In Autumn we study:
Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Cams and Followers
  • Levers and Linkages
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Standard Forms of Materials
  • Electrical Systems
  • Renewable Energy Within A Practical Setting
  • CAD and CAM
  • Students will understand how mechanical devices are utilized within practical settings.
  • Consider how different electrical systems are developed.
  • How CAD and CAM can be integrated within design and manufacture.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Students will complete a mini NEA project over the first and second term: Bird House Project.
  • Cams
  • Followers
  • Linkages
  • Lever
  • Fulcrum
  • Effort
  • Load
  • Size
  • Input
  • Output
  • Renewable
  • Non Renewable
  • Sustainable
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Moulding
  • Blow Moulding
In Spring we study:
Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Quality Control Within Industry
  • Scale Of Production
  • Commercial Manufacturing
  • Exam Preparations
  • NEA Preparations
  • Understanding of quality control within an industry setting.
  • Commercial manufacturing techniques including scales of production.
  • Exam preparations including understanding of exam style questions and techniques.
  • Develop skills that can be integrated within an NEA.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Students will complete a mini NEA project over the first and second term: Bird House Project.
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Line Bending
  • Quality
  • One-off Production
  • Batch Production
  • Mass Production
  • Continuous Production
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Shear
  • Brittle
  • Hard
  • Tough
  • Malleable
  • Ductile
In Summer we study:
Topics Studied
Knowledge Gained
  • Architecture Design
  • Exam Preparations
  • NEA Preparations
  • Architecture design mini project which will consider environmental pressures and how to develop sustainable living.
  • Exam preparations including understanding of exam style questions and techniques.
  • Develop skills that can be integrated within an NEA.
Practical Work Produced:
Key Vocabulary:
Within the third term Year 10 will develop an understanding of how renewable energy can be developed within peoples housing and industry. Students will develop a mini architectural project before starting their Year 11 NEA.
  • Contextual Challenge
  • Mind Map
  • Client Profile
  • Product Analysis
  • Aesthetics
  • Cost
  • Client
  • Environment
  • Size
  • Safety
  • Function

Assessments:

Students in Year 10 are assessed through coursework based assessments and End of Term tests.