Design Technology at Trinity
Every pupil does Design Technology during Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9). They have a double lesson each week. Usually, the pupils have a teacher for 6 to 8 weeks for a particular project and then move on to do a new project with a different Technology teacher. This enables them to cover all the areas of DT which are: Graphic Products, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Systems & Control and Resistant Materials.
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Recent DT News
On Wednesday 18th July, Mrs Lewis taught her last ever Food Technology practical lesson.
In May, two Y10 Resistant Materials groups completed a mini-project to make a Spitfire or single-engine model aircraft.
The Y12 A-Level Resistant Materials class completed a Glass Reinforced Plastic project to learn about composite materials.
The Year 12 Resistant Materials class have been making hollow plastic balls using the rotational moulding technique.
The Design Technology department runs a coursework clinic after school (3:30-4:30pm) every Monday and Tuesday in room 16. The clinic aims to support Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils and allows them to do extra work out of class. This is for all parts of Design Technology; Electronics, Textiles, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Food.
Coursework at GCSE and A-Level in Design Technology accounts for 60% of the overall marks - a major and deciding part of the course. Only half of this mark is practical work. This means about a third of the final mark is based solely on the written work produced in folders.
If you want to come along, just turn up! For any further information speak to Mr Miller.