Year 8 Design & Technology 

Topic  Orthographic Projection, Perspective Drawing 
No of lessons  12
What will students learn

Students’ will develop their skills in tonal rendering and colour blending. They will learn how to create a high street design using perspective drawing and orthographic projection. Students develop knowledge of designers/architects and use their influence to design new ideas. They will learn how to use Photoshop / CAD to enhance their design ideas and develop awareness of computer software technology.  The iterative design process will be introduced via colourways and experimenting with colour and graphical components in photoshop. 

Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  Students will gain skills within the graphical design elements that are used in KS4 - line, tone , space, value, shape , texture. They will develop skills in perspective drawing, tonal rendering and creating a range of design ideas using hand drawn and Computer Aided design ( photoshop ) . They will learn accuracy when drawing 3D shapes and use tone to create form within a shape ( from 2D to 3D). Graphical and Design Technology vocabulary will be embedded within the learning. 
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students will have knowledge of different types of perspective used in orthographic projection.   Students will develop understanding of graphic design elements and how they can be used effectively within architectural design, drawing shapes and letters.  Students will gain knowledge of editing software and learn the basic skills within photoshop to promote more sophisticated design outcomes.
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic Students will be able to use perspective drawing/ orthographic projection to produce design ideas across the specialisms. Students will know how to create a design that has impact and use the relevant graphic elements to be successful.  Students will be able to manipulate original design ideas using CAD . They will develop skills in research and understand how to use this to aid their design work.  
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Produce designs with variating viewpoints accurately. Understand the difference between one and two point perspective . Use a range of graphical drawing elements to create a realistic design using the correct style of rendering.  Use tonal rendering to distinguish intended material outcomes.
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand Perspective, Orthographic, Tonal Rendering, Illustration, Architecture  
The Big Question  Why is Graphic Design important?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'




What is Graphic design ? 
What are the key elements and how is it used in Design Technology ? 
How is Graphic Design used within society?
What makes a successful design ? 
How is tonal rendering used ? 
What do designers / architects use tonal rendering for ? 
What is Orthographic Projection ? 
What is perspective drawing ?
What is a Horizon line ?  
What is a Vanishing point ? 
What is computer aided design and  how can it be used to improve design ideas? 
How is photoshop used in industry ?  
How can realistic mapping of materials be used on design work in photoshop ?