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What will my child learn in year 8?

Term 1

  • To be able to identify different types of structures, manmade, natural, frame and shell.
  • To understand how to support and reinforce structures.
  • To develop team working skills

Term 2

  • To communicate ideas through sketching
  • To design with given constraints
  • To design and manufacture high quality products

Term 3

  • To develop graphic design skills
  • Practise safe working with workshop tools and equipment
  • Manufacture high quality products

Term 4

  • To draw on and use various sources of information.
  • Develop CAD skills
  • Manufacture high quality products

Term 5

  • To use ACCESS FM  to analyse the design context
  • To generate ideas by collecting and using information.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of CAD and CAM.
  • Develop examination technique (KS3 examination)

Term 6

  • Develop team working skills
  • Understand how to use windpower and the problem with friction
  • Develop budgeting skills