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ADT

The ADT department at Wigston Academy aims to provide a creative and inspirational environment, intended to encourage our pupils to express themselves and develop their skills using a variety of materials and mediums.

Our projects are designed to allow access for pupils of all abilities.  As they progress through the school, we offer opportunities for each individual to experience and explore a wide range of tools, processes and techniques. Pupils will combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products that meet peoples’ needs. They will learn to think creatively, solving problems as individuals and as members of a team.

Course Content

YEAR 7

Design Drawing and Manufacture of a puzzle game in Wood and Plastics. (DT)
Design Drawing and Manufacture of wooden lettering and plastic products. (DT)
Food & Nutrition – Healthy Eating, safety and practical skills 1. (Food)
Drawing Skills in ink ‘Bugs Life’, focusing on drawing insects, symmetry and Shading. (Art)
‘The Jungle’ – Working with paint and mixed media. (Art)
Perspective Drawing Skills – Looking at Buildings. (Art)
Investigating ‘Illustrations’ – (Art)

YEAR 8

Design and Manufacture of Clock, using sublimation printing and CAD/CAM. (DT)
Relief work in art – using clay. (Art)
Using Digital Media for designing and making. (Art/DT)
‘Pop Art’. (Art)
Food & Nutrition – Healthy Eating, safety and practical skills 2. (Food)
Identity/Self Image and Cubism. (Art)

YEAR 9

T Shirt Design – using  Stencils/ Batik. (DT)
Tone Drawing / Still life / ‘Personal Possessions’ – (Art)
Chair Designing and Prototyping. (DT)
Food & Nutrition – Healthy Eating, safety and practical skills 3. (Food)
Decorative LED Lighting. (DT)
Presentations at 6pm and 7pm