Leeds East Academy

Technology Year 7 Curriculum

Assignment 1

 

At Leeds East Academy, students will be studying on a rotation system in Year 7 allowing all students to experience the subject areas of Art Graphics, Textiles and CAD CAM. Food Preparation and Nutrition. Is also part of the rotation although is a separate subject. Students have 2 lessons per week – 1 lesson in each of 2 different areas of the curriculum for ½ a year and they rotate at February half term to study the other curriculum areas.

 

Core skills studied include:

Designing and drawing skills (rendering, shading, blending);

  • Researching products
  • Product analysis
  • Evaluation skills
  • Manufacturing skills
  • Specific technical knowledge as appropriate to each subject area studied
 

Assignment 2

 

Assignment 1 or 2: Speaking and listening task.
This will be assessed depending on the rotation. This will be completed for Data collection 1 in November or Data collection point 2 in March

Students will be working on individual projects within their rotation subject either: the rainforest point of sale display or magazine cover in Graphics; Tim Burton Hat project in Textiles; Clocks in CAD CAM.

 

Core skills include:
Testing and evaluating products;

  • Providing verbal feedback about products
  • Listening to third party comments
  • Responding to feedback
  • Verbalising suggested improvements.
 

Assignment 3

 

Assignment 2 or 3 will be an extended writing task.
Students will be working on individual projects within their rotation subject either: the rainforest point of sale display or magazine cover in Graphics; Tim Burton Hat project in Textiles; Clocks in CAD CAM.

 

Core skills include: 

  • Testing and evaluating products
  • Planning practical manufacture
  • Writing instructions
  • Using technical knowledge and language during written elements of the projects undertaken

 

Students will complete an end of year exam after assessment data collection point 3 . This will check students’ understanding of the content covered throughout the school year. Students will be assessed and their achievement levels used for the Summer progress report.

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