At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
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  • Design & Technology

    It is our aim to equip young people with the skills necessary to take a proactive role in society. Pupils build their knowledge and confidence by creating innovative solutions to identified problems, considering both practical and aesthetic needs. Students will have an understanding of the impact that social, economic and environmental issues have on us and the worldwide community.

    In Years 7 & 8 all students study Design and Technology for half a year, spending the remaining time in Food & Nutrition. Within each half year they complete 2 different D&T projects which aim to develop a broad range of skills, forming part of the core knowledge for the new AQA GCSE specification.

    Please click here to see examples of student work

    Interested in taking GCSE Design and Technology? Click here to find out more information about the course. 

    Year 7 Projects

    Materials

    Practical Focus

    Folder Focus

    Pewter & acrylic keyring

    Pewter, acrylic, MDF

    Cutting metal, casting, finishing

    Safety, design development

    Hand held ball bearing game

    Plywood, Perspex

    CAD, cutting wood, finishing

    Graphical skills, ergonomics, evaluation skills

     

     

     

     

    Year 8 Projects

    Materials

    Practical Focus

    Folder Focus

    Automaton

    MDF, card, styrofoam

    Cutting, jigs, graphical skills

    Research, mechanisms, 3D drawing

    Night Light

    Acrylic, vinyl, electronics circuit

    Cutting plastic, finishing, soldering, shaping plastic

    Electronics and systems, planning to make. Systems and control