iMatter As A Designer

iMatter As A Designer

Year 7

I will embark on guided skill building projects to improve dexterity, build on the repertoire of materials and equipment I can work with and enhance my knowledge of design in the world around me. I will use core making principles and utilise computer aided design and explore design and the rationale behind it to inform my own creativity and knowledge. I will reflect on the work of other designers and makers to inform my iterative designing and reflect on my progress.

Year 8

I will further develop my practical skills focusing on designing and making safety. Refining my skills and working with increased independence. I will enhance my knowledge and understanding of sustainability and apply its principles to my work. I will explore different materials and how they can be utilised to solve design problems in response to design briefs. I will develop prototypes using the iterative design process to communicate my ideas and responses which will challenge my design fixations.

Year 9

I will complete design and make tasks to enhance my knowledge and understanding of Specialist Technical Principles. I will learn how materials function to help inform my design knowledge and experience of core principles. I will apply what I have discovered to generate design ideas and communicate through sketching, modelling and CAD. Set design contexts will give me room to problem solve, model ideas and evaluate my work as it develops.

Year 10

I will continue my design journey by evolving my design and specialist technical principles to develop unique outcomes to enhance the skills I will use in later life. I will select an exciting design context and research a need. My work will progress following the iterative design process: I design and model my ideas then evaluate, remodel and refine until a design conclusion is reached that resolves the context.

Year 11

I will complete the non-exam assessment successfully by the submission deadline. I will then undertake revision to consolidate knowledge and understanding ready for my written examination. The exam is worth 50% of the final grade and is broken down into section A -consider core technical principles (20 marks), Section B – Specialist technical principles (30 marks) and Section C – Designing and making principles (50 marks). The two parts complete the Design and Technology Award.

INTENT

iMatter as a Designer because I will become a reflective individual that has a curiosity for design, enjoys making and refining items of splendour to behold. I will be able to consider technical principals, technologies and utilise language, to realise my ideas through drawing, modelling and making. I will develop my reflection skills by considering my triumphs and failures, building on my misconceptions to drive my creativity forward by finding and solving design problems for the modern world.

Curriculum Plans

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Knowledge Organisers are also available to help you with your progress and assessment.

 

Design Technology

 

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Year 11

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Design, Engineer, Construct!

 

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constructION

 

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Year 11

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