Design and Technologies
Years 7 and 8
Design and Technologies - Above satisfactory - Years 7 and 8
This portfolio of student work shows that the student can explain factors that influence the design of products, services and environments to meet present and future needs (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4). The student explains the contribution of design and technology innovations and enterprise to society (WS1, WS2, WS4). They explain how the features of technologies impact on designed solutions and influence design decisions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts (WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5).
The student creates designed solutions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts based on an evaluation of needs or opportunities (WS2, WS4, WS5). They develop criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and use these to judge the suitability of their ideas and designed solutions and processes (WS2, WS4). The student creates and adapts design ideas, makes considered decisions and communicates to different audiences using appropriate technical terms and a range of technologies and graphical representation techniques (WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5). They apply project management skills to document and use project plans to manage production processes (WS5). They independently and safely produce (WS6) effective designed solutions for the intended purpose (WS2, WS4, WS5).