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23/01/18

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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things

16/01/18

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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

05/12/17

Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all! https://t.co/d0OAdFiH5e

05/12/17

Great to have our Road Safety theatre production for Year 7 today! https://t.co/sdKNXUuVL4

05/12/17

Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

05/12/17

Our teachers are running a marathon this December for . See the link below: https://t.co/WjRNVVDwY4 https://t.co/ulVy10w1sO

30/11/17

Thank-you to all those involved in the primary bake sale. We raised £130 for Children in need! https://t.co/lf69nkXAF6

30/11/17

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Great to be at tonight for the Post 16 evening. Great students! https://t.co/qmtvq7qtj1

30/11/17

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the phonics workshop today in Primary.

23/11/17

Thanks to all who attended our Y10 intervention evening tonight - a helpful reminder of the journey ahead towards fantastic GCSE results!

23/11/17

Reminder: Academic Review Day is this Friday. Please make sure you have your appointment time with your child's tutor.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended our EYFS Open evening last night. Places available for September 2018.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended Open Evening last night. Applications now open online

23/11/17

We had a very special visitor last week! Looking forward to sharing photos soon! Thank you to all parents who attended

23/11/17

Great PSHE day on Friday. Thank you to for your support

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Design and Technology

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.”

                                                                                                          Scott Adams

MISSION STATEMENT:  

Great design surrounds us and is used by us in everyday life, whether it is an affordable kettle, a functional fridge, a beautiful car, sustainable packaging or an exciting games console; it all has purpose. Good design takes advanced technology to make existing products better. At Harris Academy Tottenham the Design and Technology Department want to share their knowledge and influence the designers of the future.

 

Staff

Ms J Barima - Subject Leader for Art and Design Technology

Miss D Ebcin – Teacher of Design & Technology

Ms A Tshiamalenge – Teacher of Design & Technology

Ms P Robinson - Tecacher of Art and DT.

 

Key Stage 3

The curriculum for Design and Technology is broad and balanced, and gives students a basis in the following core areas:

- Product Design

- Resistant Materials

- Textiles

- Cooking and Nutrition. (Students participate in this through the weekly enrichment programme, and PE Curriculum).

In Year 7, students will study the following units as a foundation for further study:

Baseline Project – Design a Kite:

Basic introduction into D&T terminology, materials, design briefs, specification writing and hand drawing skills.

Cereal package project:

Introduction to packaging, net drawing, functions, materials, branding, target market groups (client and consumers) and carrying out questionnaires and surveys in order to build a research basis.

Theory folder project:

Introduction to working drawings, paper sizes, paper engineering and design development using computer aided design (CAD).

Soma cube project:

Introduction to practical work – tools, equipment, designing, manufacturing methods, health and safety in the workshop and finishes.

Necklace project:

Introduction to computer aided design and computer aided manufacture (CAD CAM) for LASER cutting.

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW:

Formative Assessment Tasks: 

2 final projects created at the end of term 1 and 2. 1 final project created at the end of term 3 – coursework assessed alongside year 7 mark scheme & national curriculum levelling.

Exam paper assessing core knowledge based on threshold concepts covered with some working drawing / design tasks and evaluation at the end of each term.

Summative Assessment Task:

Overview of what has been taught throughout the year – 5 projects should have been created.

A summative exam to cover every threshold topic covered throughout the year, heavily based on materials environmental factors and drawing tasks: projections of working drawings.

Independent learning tasks are set every other week which is published on 'Show my Homework'.

In Year 8, Students will follow the following units:

CD Cover project:

A look at Graphic Design principles, with a foundation in Adobe Photoshop and Mac usage within creative design.

Top Trumps project:

Design based unit linked to a ‘live feel’ brief – using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to create a print ready product. Exploring the use of CAD CAM in the professional working world.

Badges project:

A product design and CAD CAM brief, using the Adobe creative suite alongside 2D design in order to product LASER ready badge designs, appropriate to the set brief and target market group.

Clocks project:

Product Design and resistant materials brief, focussing on designing a clock face on Microsoft publisher, then assembling a mechanism to create a working clock.

Keyring project:

Creating a LASER ready keyring design, appropriate to the charity the brief is set by. Exploring further working drawings and creating point of sales for product created.

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW:

Formative Assessment Tasks: 

2 final projects created at the end of term 1 and 2. 1 final project created at the end of term 3 – coursework assessed alongside year 8 mark scheme & national curriculum levelling.

Exam paper assessing core knowledge based on threshold concepts covered with some working drawing / design tasks and evaluation at the end of each term.

Summative Assessment Task:

Overview of what has been taught throughout the year – 5 projects should have been created.

A summative exam to cover every threshold topic covered throughout the year, heavily based on materials environmental factors and drawing tasks: projections of working drawings.

Independent learning tasks are set every other week which is published on 'Show my Homework'.

 

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, Students....

In Graphic products, our focus for mastery is adapting a design proposal across the three key topics: research and decision making; design development; testing and evaluation.

Students should be able to carry out analytical research; create innovative and creative designs; test and evaluate their production in regards to their consumer profile / client.

Baseline skills: Designing & Theory knowledge:

For the first two terms, students will be understanding the core topics and covering the threshold concepts within graphic products. All topics covered lay a foundation of knowledge needed for KS4 & 5, such as:

  • Colour theory
  • Typography
  • Materials & their properties
  • Working drawings
  • Nets and developments
  • Art Deco
  • Packaging symbols
  • Safety symbols
  • Logos
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Environmental factors
  • Sustainability
  • Carbon reduction
  • CAD
  • Anthropometrics
  • Ergonomics
  • Questionnaires
  • Paper engineering
  • Architectural designs
  • Designer influences
  • Paper and card – engineering and properties

Making and investigating skills - Board game (Maze project):

Threshold concepts learnt in term 1 adapted and applied throughout the first practical project to lay a foundation of skills and knowledge.

This chosen project is a past project set by AQA for GCSE Graphic products which follows the same structure for coursework used for A-levels – refined down to creating a maze in order to keep the first brief closed for in-depth student understanding.

Students will be learning key areas such as:

  • Investigating and research
  • Material and their properties
  • Sustainability & Environmental factors
  • Target market group questionnaires and analysing survey results
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Development of design proposal
  • Quality control / check
  • Making
  • Testing and evaluation

Making and investigating skills - Fast food packaging promotion:

Threshold concepts learnt in term 1 adapted and applied throughout the first practical project to lay a foundation of skills and knowledge. Chosen project is a past project set by AQA for GCSE Graphic products which follows the same structure for coursework used for A-levels –creating a collection of fast food packaging promotions in order to keep the first brief closed for in-depth student understanding.

Students will expand on their practical skills further and match the specification set by AQA, following the coursework order of:

  • Investigating the design context
  • Development of design proposals
  • Making
  • Testing and evaluation

The brief will be more open to their innovation, showing independent creativity and organisation. All students will have a mark scheme to clearly show and state the expected output for each topic they need to cover. Every aspect of making, research and evaluation must be evidenced within their coursework files.

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW:

Formative Assessment Tasks:

Theory folder created from worksheets in class, to guide students through their baseline assessment at the end of term 1.

Final project at the end of term 2 & 3 – coursework assessed alongside AQA March scheme.

Exam paper assessing core knowledge based on threshold concepts covered with some working drawing / design tasks.

Summative Assessment Task:

Overview of what has been taught throughout the year – 2 projects should have been created.

A summative exam to cover every threshold topic covered throughout the year, heavily based on sustainability, environmental and social / moral factors. Alongside drawing tasks and projections of working drawings.

Independent learning tasks are set twice every week which is published on 'Show my Homework'.

Extra Curricular

Everyday afterschool students are aware that the Graphics room is available for teachers to help them with their homework – they my use the macs if need be.

Every Thursday after school between 4 – 5pm there is a Graphics club available for all students, where they learn how to use Photoshop, InDesign and illustrator professionally.

Useful Resources

-        BBC bitesize – product design & graphic products

-        Technologystudent.com

-        DATA – Design and technology association

-        AQA GSCE Specification – Graphics (Year 9)

-        GCSE Essentials revision & guide book – Graphics (Year 9)

-        GCSE CGP revision & guide book – Graphics (Year 9)

Independent Learning Resources

For resources students need for ILT:

E.G. Homework booklets, web links, or even basics like a periodic table, etc.

-        BBC bitesize – product design & graphic products

-        Technologystudent.com

-        GCSE Essentials revision & guide book – Graphics (Year 9)

-        GCSE CGP revision & guide book – Graphics (Year 9)