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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY YEAR 9 KS3

Mission Statement

Design & Technology is a dynamic and engaging subject and we aim to offer the broadest experience that we can. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Students develop an understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world. It also provides excellent opportunities for students to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature both in their own designing and when evaluating the work of others.

Year 9 students will cover a wide range of design and make projects in the following material areas:

Resistant Materials, Textiles, Graphics, Food Technology, Electronics.

Students will develop a range of design and manufacturing skills including CADCAM in range of materials, and to consider sustainability and the impact of technology on society during the design process. We aim to nurture the Designers of the Future.

Students will then be able to make an informed decision as to which Design & Technology subject they choose to study at GCSE.

We also offer a number of Further Enrichment opportunities that students can choose to study in addition to the KS3 Design & Technology course.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

KS3 National Curriculum - Design & Technology

Unit Work

Department Highlights

Go4SET regional winners 2013 and national finalists in a science, technology, engineering and maths competition

Go4SET 

Regular competitors in the Greenpower electric car racing F24 series.

F24

Regular competitors in the regional Chef of the Year competition.

Chef of the Year

Staff Contact List

Mrs D Murphy (Head of Faculty)

dmurphy@dchs-alnwick.org

Mr M Skinner (KS3 Transition and Development)