Students use the skills that they have developed over the previous two years to research, design, develop and create an artifact of their own choice. Each year six themes are set which include, Storage, Childrens Toys, Sport, Music, Sustainability and The History of Design.
Students will create a design brief using one of these themes and research an idea which could be marketed. They will then design and develop their idea using both hand and computer aided design modeling tools.
Finally students plan and realise their idea before evaluating the outcome. If students choose to undertake GCSE Resistant Materials in KS4 they will then use this product as part of their coursework.
However, if the student chooses to end their Design Technology and Engineering journey at the end of year 9 students are welcome to take their product home.