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.
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
Assessment in DT
Homework and how Parents/Carers Support Learning
All homework is set on Edulink which is an app and website available to students and parents/carers. Further information and a video about how to find homework on Edulink is available on our Homework page.
These are the principles which underpin our homework.
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.