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Year 8 

Curriculum Delivery Map – Design & Technology
Year 8 (please note that sequences will vary depending on the departmental rota)



Half term

Unit(s) of Work

Key Assessments

Year 8 

Autumn 1


The Trebuchets

Plickers: Forces and structures

Describe: Tetrahedron challenge write up

Compare: Frame and shell structures

Autumn 2

Create: A2 design sheets (inc. ongoing modifications)

Build: Trebuchet construction

Explain: Test and evaluate performance

Spring 1


& Catering

Jamie’s Healthy Lifestyle

Identify: The key components of a healthy diet

Skills: Boiling / Portion control (pasta)

Define: The nutritional needs of different groups of people

Spring 2


& Catering

Great British Bake Off

Analyse: Chicken goujon evaluation

Create: Focaccia design work

Evaluate: Focaccia analysis (to include third party comments)

Summer 1


Seating Solutions

Draw/Label: The work of other (Rietveld, Stam or Panton)

Compare: Top trumps (competitor analysis)

Combine/List: Product design specification

Summer 2

Create/Predict: Design for manufacture (to include scratch modelling)

Sequence: Plan of manufacture

Build: Laser cutting/line bending outcomes