Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9 (11-14 years old)

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of domestic and local contexts for example, the home, health, leisure and culture], and industrial contexts for example, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food, energy, agriculture (including horticulture) and fashion.

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design

  • use research and exploration, such as the study of different cultures, to identify and understand user needs.
  • identify and solve their own design problems and understand how to reformulate problems given to them.
  • develop specifications to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that respond to needs in a variety of situations.
  • use a variety of approaches [for example, biomimicry and user-centred design], to generate creative ideas and avoid stereotypical responses.
  • develop and communicate design ideas using annotated sketches, detailed plans, 3-D and mathematical modelling, oral and digital presentations and computer-based tools.

Make

  • select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely, including computer-aided manufacture.
  • select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients, taking into account their properties.

Evaluate

  • analyse the work of past and present professionals and others to develop and broaden their understanding.
  • investigate new and emerging technologies.
  • test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups.
  • understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists.

DfE

Products

Vacuum Forming

Mayku

3D Printing

Dremel

Tech Accessories

AVID Headphones/Headsets

Andrea Headphones/Headsets

MW iPad/MacBook Covers

Adesso Webcams

Andrea Microphones

Cygnett Mobile Phone Leads

Cygnett Power Banks

Classroom Tech

Skoog Learn Music

Padcaster Video/Media Kits

Coding

pi-top

Makey Makey

Site Safety

Disposable Wipes

Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser Stations

Mobile Washing Stations

 Assistive Technology

Ghotit

MindManager