Leeds West Academy

Technology Year 7 Curriculum

Assignment 1

 

At Leeds West Academy students will be studying on a rotation system in Year 7 allowing all students to experience the core subject areas of Graphics, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Metalwork and Food & Nutrition within Design Technology lessons.

 

Core skills include: drawing skills (rendering, shading, blending); researching products; product analysis and technical knowledge.

 

Assignment 1 is an ‘Introduction to Design Technology’ and aims to develop students’ technical drawing skills; it also asks students to demonstrate their research skills to retrieve information about products, materials, manufacturing processes and environmental issues. Independent and homework tasks will form an integral part of the assignment and assessment process.

 

All students will make a product during this assignment and students will be assessed and set according to their achievement.

 

Assignment 2

 

Duing Assignment 2 students will be working on individual projects within their rotation subject. This will be either: a pop-up card in Graphics; creative cards in Textiles; African Jewelry in Resistant Materials; a pewter key ring in Metalwork or a healthy meal in Food and Nutrition.

 

Students will all complete a speaking and listening assessment as part of this assignment.

 

Core skills include: testing and evaluating products; providing verbal feedback about products; listening to third party comments and responding to feedback. Students will develop skills in suggesting improvements.

 

Assignment 3

 

During Assignment 3, students will be working on individual projects within their rotation subject either: a pop-up card in Graphics; creative cards in Textiles; African Jewelry in Resistant Materials; a pewter key ring in Metalwork or a healthy meal in Food and Nutrition.

 

Core skills include: testing and evaluating products; planning practical manufacture; writing instructions and technical knowledge.

 

The main assessment in assignment 3 will be an extended writing task. At the end of Assignment 3 students will complete an end of year exam which will check their understanding of the content covered throughout the school year. Students will be assessed and their achievement levels used for the Summer progress report.

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