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Key Stage 3

DT in Year 7,8 & 9

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7 Curriculum
Subject Area Project Details


Monster Mood Light

  • Health and Safety in the workshop
  • Investigating natural and man-made materials
  • Basic timber and Plastic manufacturing


Ice Cream Parlour

  • Technical Drawing skills
  • Colour rendering
  • Investigating modelling materials, including paper and card
  • 3D Modelling

Year 8 Curriculum
Subject Area Project Details

Product Design

Materials for Manufacture

  • Health and Safety of machine use
  • Smart Materials
  • Modern Materials
  • Iterative Design

Year 9 Curriculum
Subject Area Project Details

Product Design

Games Case Rack

Students will manufacture a rack using a mortise and tenon joint, which then becomes the focus for evaluation of fitness for purpose. The students will then develop the basic design to their own specification, utilising the lessons learned from the earlier evaluation. The ‘rack’ with improvements will be modelled and manufactured in the light of this experience with the added challenge of incorporating a re-cycled material.

Graphic Products

Pop-up books

Students are introduced to pop-up books with different mechanisms and use their graphical and making skills to design and making their own books.

Using their own drawing and computer skills pupils illustrate the pages and turn their designs into a children’s book with moving pictures. Learning about motion and linkages.