D & T

Design and Technology lessons are designed to ensure that pupils develop competence to address a wide variety of design situations and problems by drawing on a broad base of knowledge and skills.

Gallery - Art and DT Exhibition 2016

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Final Products 2014

Further Information

  • Mr Roland Griffiths (Head of Department)
  • Mr Aled Dafis
  • Mrs Heledd Dafis
  • Miss Nerys Douch
  • Mrs Haf Meredith

Resistant Materials Technology is about designing and making products. The course is structured around practical activities which include product analysis, design, evaluation and manufacture. Pupils will have the opportunity to design and manufacture working products that answer a given brief. Pupils will study a range of commercial Manufacturing Processes which use resistant materials in their production. Pupils will develop an understanding of the use of a range of woods, metals and plastics and modern materials and components to make quality products. Pupils will develop an understanding of how to safely use a range of hand tools, machine tools and software including CAD/CAM equipment. The use of ICT systems to process text, analyse data, generate 2D / 3D images and models and manipulate digital images is an important part of the course.

Unit 1 – Resistant Materials (40%) [Assessment: Written paper 2 hours]

  • Section A (20%) – four compulsory questions related to the world of Design and Technology and focus area specific.
  • Section B (20%) – four compulsory questions based on the specification content. These questions share a common structure across all focus areas.

Unit 2 – Design and Make Task (60%) [Assessment: Controlled assessment]

  • Part A – carry out analysis of the problem, write a design specification, generate a range of ideas, develop a solution and produce the details of the final solution (10 guided hours)
  • Part B – plan the making process, carry out the making and evaluate project (20 guided hours)

Pupils will be designing and making innovative products which reflect developments in society. The course is structured around practical activities which include product analysis, design, manufacture and evaluation. Pupils design and manufacture working products that answer a given design brief. Pupils develop an understanding of individual materials and components and how they can be combined. Pupils will learn to use a range of hand tools, machine tools and software including CAD/CAM equipment. The use of ICT systems to process text, analyse data, generate 2D / 3D images and models and manipulate digital images is an important part of the course.

Unit 1 – Product Design (40%) [Assessment: Written paper 2 hours]

  • Section A (20%) – four compulsory questions related to the world of Design and Technology and focus area specific.
  • Section B (20%) – four compulsory questions based on the specification content. These questions share a common structure across all focus areas.

Unit 2 – Design and Make Task (60%) [Assessment: Controlled assessment]

  • Part A – carry out an analysis of the problem, write a design specification, generate a range of ideas, develop a solution and produce the details of the final solution (10 guided hours)
  • Part B – plan the making process, carry out the making and evaluate project (20 guided hours)

The course is structured around practical activities which include product analysis, design, manufacture and evaluation. Pupils will have the opportunity to work with a range of textiles so that they understand that working characteristics, physical properties, cost and availability are factors which influence designing, whether internal, theatrical, fashion or commercial design. Pupils will learn to use a range of hand tools, machine tools and software including CAD/CAM equipment. The use of ICT systems to process text analyse data, generate 2D / 3D images and models and manipulate digital images is an important part of the course.

Unit 1: Textiles (40%) [Assessment: Written Paper – 2 hours]

  • Section A (20%) – Four compulsory questions related to the world of Design and Technology and focus area specific.
  • Section B (20%) – Four compulsory questions based on the specification content. These questions share a common structure across all focus areas.

Unit 2: Design and Make Task (60%) [Assessment: Controlled Assessment]

  • Part A (20%) – Carry out an analysis of the problem, write a design specification, generate a range of ideas, develop a solution and produce the details of the final solution. (10 guided hours)
  • Part B (20%) – Plan the making process, carry out the making and evaluate project. (20 guided hours)

The course is a natural progression for GCSE DT Resistant Materials or DT Textiles students.

Students who choose the course will have opportunities to show imagination, innovation and to work independently. Students with other interests and aspirations will benefit from the many transferable skills inherent in the study of DT.

The course provides an unique opportunity within the curriculum to discover and solve problems through designing and making products in a wide variety of contexts to do with your personal interests.

A Design and Technology AS or A level will give you equal status with specific career options including Architecture, Product Design, Materials Technology, Art and Design Courses, Fashion and Textile Design, Costumes for Film and Theater.

AS – Year 12

  • Unit 1 (DT1) 20% – Content: Product Design – Designing and Innovation, Product analysis, Materials and Components, Industrial and Commercial Practice (Assessment: Examination)
  • Unit 2 (DT2) 30% – Content: Design and Making Task (Assessment: Course Work – internal marking- externally moderated)

A2 – Year 13

  • Unit 3 (DT3) 20% – Content: Product Design – Human Responsibility, Public Interaction, Processes, Production Systems and Control (Assessment: Examination)
  • Unit 4 (DT4) 30% – Content: Main Project – Shows an integration of Design and Make Skills (Assessment: Course Work – internal marking – externally moderated)

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