In Year 8 students are encouraged to show greater creativity and independence in their approach to designing and making. Termly projects include ‘understanding joining methods’ (trinket box project), food preparation and nutrition (preparing meals), pull-along toy, computer-aided design (maze game) and understanding electronics (mood light). At the end of this year students will be able to make an informed decision about their option choices. Options in this subject will include Design and Technology (Edexcel GCSE) and Engineering (AQA GCSE). Please see ‘resources’ for further information and ‘links to websites’ to get up-to-speed on the specification and mark scheme.
Home learning tasks are in the form of a multiple-choice grid with tasks of varying challenge. Students are expected to complete two of these by the end of the fifth week of the term.