Design. Design and Technology. DT. Whatever your school calls it, D and T is here to teach you all about the practicalities of your ideas. If Art is drawing a pair of shoes, Design and Technology is making them.
Throughout KS3, you’ll be encouraged to think of bigger, better and even more ludicrous ideas than before.
Not only that, you’ll have to communicate your ideas quickly and effectively. Nobody wants to sit around for three hours while you talk about your latest waterproof hat with built-in earphones; they want an efficient and snappy summary that covers all the key areas. (By the way, do you have any of those hats left? We’ll take five).
KS3 Design and Technology will last through Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. In that time, you’ll learn a plethora* of exciting things, all from the National Curriculum.
We’ll kick off the D and T learning extravaganza with a breakdown of the best ways to communicate your ideas. There’s no point learning how to be a spectacular inventor if you don’t know how to keep people’s attention! Once we’re done with that, we’ll take a look at everybody’s favourite thing - food! Food uses D and T as much as anything else and we’ll give you the rundown of how it works. Then we’ll look at Needs and Likes - all about the buying process and how to encourage purchases, before rounding it off with a look at Resistant Materials and Textiles.
And of course, you don’t have to complete all our quizzes in that order! If you’re feeling particularly daring, you can complete them backwards, or just at random. Whatever takes your fancy, little Einsteins!
Let’s get creating.
*Plethora is our word of the day. It means a large amount of something. Use it wisely, young wordsmiths.
If you’d like to know all there is to know about KS3, check out KS3 For Children Aged 11 to 14.
|Communicating Ideas 01|
|Communicating Ideas 02|
|Needs and Likes 01|
|Needs and Likes 02|
|Resistant Materials 01|
|Resistant Materials 02|