Design Technology

Department Staff

Mr D Dunlop                Subject Leader for Design Technology

Miss N Furnell             Teacher of Design Technology

Mr C James                  Teacher of Design Technology (and Assistant Learning Co-ordinator for Years 8 and 9)

Mrs F Payton                Teacher of Food Technology

Introduction to Key Stage 3 Technology

Design and Technology at Hutton is a successful department which is forward thinking in its delivery at all key stages.  Our aims are to provide opportunities for students to:

  • Enjoy turning ideas into reality.
  • To strive for successful outcomes.
  • Be creative and develop thinking skills.
  • Work independently and develop self-esteem.
  • To develop attitudes of curiosity, enquiry, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness.
  • To experience a range of different material areas. Graphics, resistant materials, food, and control technology. 

The students have two one hour lessons of technology per week. These lessons will be delivered in specialist rooms.

Topics students will study

Year 7

Introduction to workshop – acrylic key ring

Lever based mechanical toy

Introduction to food technology

Introduction to CAD CAM

Further Design Skills

Introduction to graphic design

Year 8

Food Technology

Introduction to metalwork and hot working

Presentational packaging

Development of workshop skills – kitchen utensils

Introduction to CAD

Electronics and product design

Year 9

Design influences – Clock

Mechanisms - Advanced workshop practice

Food Technology

Advanced CAD CAM

How students will be assessed

Students will be assessed formatively throughout the projects; the boys will be given an opportunity to improve the quality of their work and their attainment grade.  The final year attainment will be achieved through various aspects of each design and make project.

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