Independent Learning

Rationale

Studying Design and Technology at KS3 is essential for promoting creative design while allowing our students to use the latest forms of technology from the world of work.

Independent learning opportunities set within the subject provide:

Reinforcement of concepts learned in class, such as the iterative design process, understanding health and safety legislation, and design and manufacture out of all materials while understanding the importance of CAD CAM.

Application of knowledge, allowing the students to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios such as working to design briefs and specifications, developing and understanding a three-dimensional space, and how technology interacts with it.

Opportunities to complete work to the GCSE standard. These opportunities include things such as knowledge and understanding of the 3D Printer, the properties and characteristics of materials, and sustainability of materials.

Research and exploration, encouraging students to conduct research on specific topics related to Design and Technology to deepen knowledge.

Skill development, such as practical elements of CAD CAM can be completed at home to ensure that core skills become more fluent.

Examination classes are set additional independent learning opportunities and guidance to support the ongoing development of their skills development or coursework, these could include any of the above tasks. Yr11 students are expected to attend after-school intervention sessions when directed or as they feel that could support their practical application.

Independent learning tasks are set in line with the whole school policy and uploaded to Satchel One. Students and parents can access to the resources, read a clear description of all tasks set and check the deadlines given for completion.

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