Year 7

7C
In Year 7 students follow a Foundation course in Design Technology that introduces them to the design process by exploring needs that can be met through planned activities. They are encouraged to generate ideas that will fulfil these needs and are taught to develop designing and making skills using a variety of materials and components. Discussion, evaluation and health and safety issues are all integral to the course.

This year in Graphics, students create a soft drink can mock-up using typography and advertising. They also design and make a pop-up menu for a stone-age diner aimed at kids and will design and make a take-away bag for the same restaurant. Pupils learn about the expressive use of typography and ICT as well as creative pop-up mechanisms.

7M

In Year 7 students follow a Foundation course in Design Technology that introduces them to the design process by exploring needs that can be met through planned activities. They are encouraged to generate ideas that will fulfil these needs and are taught to develop designing and making skills using a variety of materials and components. Discussion, evaluation and health and safety issues are all integral to the course.

 
This year in Graphics, students experiment with a variety of tools and materials to develop their understanding of the subject. Students are introduced to calligraphy and illustrate their skills by creating a book marker.
 
Students are also given the opportunity to develop their computer skills by exploring Sign, Symbols and Monograms. Students create a sign for a subject of their choice and a monogram using their names. Students then use their monogram design as a starting point to introduce polystyrene print.
 
During the summer term students are encouraged to develop their drawing skills by transforming two dimensional forms (square, and triangle) into three dimensions (cube, and pyramid).  They also explore perspective. Finally students work on sequencing a story and event. They focus on communicating an event/story without words.