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DT Key Stage 3


In Design Technology we want all  students to  learn a wide range of  practical skills from working with  wood, fabric, plastic, ICT and food. They will learn the ability to problem-solve independently. Students will have an awareness of how design  impacts the environment and the  cultures we live in. They will learn how to design for ​ a purpose and use these skills in real life.​ 

Curriculum Overview

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Sequencing, Setting and Support

We teach KS3 on a carousel of 5 subject areas to give students a taste of each before deciding on a GCSE. Projects build on the previous year of learning. 

We teach KS3 in mixed ability groups. Projects are created on a three-level basis to stretch, challenge and differentiate. 

At KS3 there are three level challenge in general. More personalised differentiation is provided when required according to passports. 

Alive Themes in DT

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Assessment in DT

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Homework and how Parents/Carers Support Learning

All homework is set on Bromcom which is an app and website available to students and parents/carers. Further information is available on our Homework page.

These are the principles which underpin our homework.

Homework overview graphic

KS3 students receive two homeworks per project rotation - one of which is an assessed piece of work. 

At all key stages it is important to support students to meet deadlines. This is a skill that is required for GCSE to prevent being overworked and overwhelmed and demonstrates they are able to manage their time appropriately. 

Useful DT Resources

BBC Bitesize 

Contact us

St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT

0117 3772100