DT Product Design and Fashion and Textiles Key Stage 5
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
KS5 has two areas that lead on from KS4 – Fashion and Textiles and Product Design. As we have a high level of students from other schools, term 1 is used as a skill building project to assess the levels of knowledge. Some students won’t have any GCSE experience. Projects are written taking this into consideration.
In KS5 there are mixed ability groups. All students cover the same technical principles but the level of expectation or mark boundary is assessed accordingly.
At KS5 the level of expectation or mark boundary is assessed according to target grades. There is varying levels of expectation. More personalised according to passport.
Alive Themes in Product Design and Fashion and Textiles
Assessment in Product Design and Fashion and Textiles
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.
KS5 have an hour for an hour.
At all key stages, it is important to support students to meet deadlines. This is a skill that is required for A Level to prevent being overworked and overwhelmed. They are able to manage their time appropriately.