Year 9

Topics Covered

Design and Technology in Year 9 consolidates and builds on skills developed in Year 8 in all strands of the subject. Further skills are developed in addition to those already learnt with the focus remaining on the designing and making  discrete projects in Food and Product Design. Projects are a balance between the design and making of products, with the design focus looking at designing products to meet a target market need. Innovation and creativity is of high importance in year 9. Students are encouraged to work as groups to investigate batch and mass production techniques. It is the Technology Departments intention to make sure students have experienced all aspects of technology and are fully informed when making GCSE option choices.

Assessment Information

Student performance and progress will be measured in terms of Departmental and National Curriculum criteria.