Achieving Excellence Beyond Belief
Sandy Upper School

Design Technology

Course Title: Design Technology
Syllabus Code: 8552
Exam Board: AQA Web linkand-technology-8552

Year 1 Term1

Throughout year 1 they will design and make a speaker using a range of skills.

  • Drawing skills by hand
  • Cutting out a range of wood joints
  • Theory lessons once a week covering a range of topics.

Year 1 Term2

  • Use of CAD drawings.
  • How to use the laser cutter.
  • Use of the Vacuum former
  • Theory lessons once a week covering a range of topics.

Year 1 Term3

  • Electronics element of speaker
  • Putting speaker together.
  • Theory lessons once a week covering a range of topics.
  • They start their controlled assessment in June when the exam board confirm the topics students are allowed to do.

Year 2 Term1

  • Controlled assessment –making
  • Theory lessons once a week

Year 2 Term2

  • Controlled assessment - making and evaluations.
  • Theory lessons once a week
  • Exam practice and prep

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