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KS3/4 Design and Technology - Designing for CAD/CAM 2



D&T trouble-shooter Steve Stott has devised some innovative ideas to help students design for CAD/CAM.

He wants to get back to pencil and paper, and move away from reliance other people's creative ideas.

In this programme, we see Steve trying out a new scheme of work at John Kelly Technology College in Brent, where over a third of students speak English as a second language.

Students here can be challenging and, as a result, the school has adopted quite a formulaic curriculum, with D&T classes working to the same designs.

We follow a group of Year 9 students who, after some initial uncertainty, swiftly warm to Steve's ideas.

The school's head of department, Alan Patterson, is greatly impressed by the experience, and staff at the school agree that D&T classrooms must always find space for traditional and original designing techniques.

Published : Jun 2006

15 mins


Secondary Teacher


Secondary Design and Technology



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