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What will my child learn in year 7?

Term 1

  • Health and safety in the DT workshop
  • How to measure and draw out accurately
  • Material research (Acrylic)

Term 2

  • How to use tools and equipment safely and accurately
  • Material research (Aluminium)
  • Metal processes

Term 3

  • Metal research (Plywood)
  • Recognise hardwoods and softwoods and their uses
  • How to use suitable tools and equipment accurately

Term 4

  • To give students an understanding of material processes
  • How to identify the best materials for each process
  • To design and manufacture high quality products

Term 5

  • Develop Testing and Evaluation skills
  • Develop Peer Assessment skills
  • Develop Self-Assessment skills
  • Develop examination technique (KS3 examination)

Term 6

  • Develop drawing board / ruler skills
  • Understand isometric and third angle projection
  • Practice using measurement