Design & Technology
KS3 Design Technology

Students at OBHS are encouraged to appreciate good design, be creative, solve problems and develop an understanding of how products evolve and develop. We challenge our students and use CAD/CAM technology to develop 21st Century skills as well as hone traditional designing and making. We equip our students to have an appreciation of environmental issues and how good design fits into today’s world.
Students in Key Stage 3 follow a curriculum which gives them one DT lesson per week, alternating between the following DT areas.

  • • Design Technology
  • • Food, preparation and nutrition and textiles

Design Technology theory is based around the core materials areas including the use of timber, metals, polymers and textiles. Students can expand their knowledge from KS2 and learn new skills within this exciting but challenging subject. These skills will form the foundation of their basic knowledge to help aid their KS4 journey in DT.
Students are assessed at KS3 in up to 4 areas, for each of the projects they will study.

  • Knowledge
  • Design
  • Make
  • Evaluate

Students will not only be taught core knowledge, but also core practical skills and design communication, which includes the use of CAD/CAM.

Year 9 allows students to progress and expand on their learning to better equip them for the rigorous demands of the KS4 curriculum.


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Core curriculum long term planning DT year 7

Core curriculum long term planning DT year 8

Core curriculum long term planning DT year 9

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