Product Design and Food Preparation & Nutrition

Departmental Vision

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

KS3 Overview (what is taught in KS3)

In Year 7, 8 Product design enables students to develop an understanding of a design process and make a variety of products with creativity and originality. Students will be introduced to a range of materials such as wood, paper, fabric and plastics. Students will be expected to plan their practical work and will have access to a range of equipment to help realise their intentions.

KS4 Overview

Product design is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them.
For unit 1 students will complete a design brief, developing ideas in both 2 & 3 dimensions.
For unit 2 students will complete a written exam.

Career Opportunities

This subject is suitable form many creative and engineering careers. Links well to many businesses, marketing and engineering career pathways.

Useful websites

www.technologystudent.com
www.aqa.org
www.teenengineering.com

Extra Curricular Activities

There are many opportunities for student led lunchtime clubs, depending on their creative and engineering preferences.