Year 7 Material and Digital Technologies

LENGTH OF COURSE: One Term Compulsory

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Materials Focus:
Develop knowledge and skills in using hand tools and machinery safely in a workshop environment. Develop design concepts and prepare them for production, using a range of technologies. Evaluation skills, enabling designed products to be analysed informing good design. Develop plans to manage design tasks, including safe and responsible use of materials and tools.
Students learn how to work independently within a collaborative workshop environment.

Digital Focus:
Developing understanding and skills in robot design such as movable mechanical systems and programming using the Lego Mindstorm platform. How code can be used to program robots and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of designed products. Plan and manage individual and team projects with some autonomy.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Production and process skills:
Ability to independently and safely manufacture products. Ability to both solve complex problem based design tasks by combining designed elements.

Knowledge and Understanding:
Design Portfolio and Evaluation