KS3 D&T Curriculum

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Getting It Right in KS3, Laying Good Foundations for D&T GCSE
This course is currently not available. Contact julie@julieboyd.co.uk if you are interested in this course.


  • Explore how the key stage 3 curriculum can be developed to better prepare students for the design and technology GCSE
  • Gain resources to support an engaging and progression focused key stage 3 curriculum
  • Investigate how key stage 3 can be used to raise the profile of design and technology, supporting the uptake of design and technology of key stage 4
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This is an exciting opportunity to review your key stage 3 curriculum and to reflect on how your department can develop a programme of learning that supports progression into design and technology GCSE.

The course focus is on the designing and making attainment target at key stage 3 which will be relevant to all material areas (please note, it will not include the cooking and nutrition attainment target). Get support to develop a robust key stage 3 curriculum, providing a solid foundation for the broader materials requirements of design and technology GCSE.

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During this course, we will:

  • provide a framework for self-assessment of your current key stage 3 curriculum
  • look at how key stage 3 supports the design and technology GCSE and what steps can be taken to ensure that students are fully prepared when they arrive at key stage 4
  • consider new ideas, strategies and approaches to the key skills and knowledge required at key stage 3, in order to create an exciting and engaging curriculum that raises the profile of design and technology and encourages students to choose it at key stage 4
  • discover a range of strategies and ideas that create an engaging curriculum, embedding progression and creativity
  • support you to develop a personalised action plan for your department
  • provide resources to take away that will help you to develop your key stage 3 curriculum

What delegates say about this course

Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject. 

Very useful information with regards to implementing content into GCSE through links to KS3 teaching. 

Really useful, informative and thought provoking. Lots to take back to my department. 

Friendly, supportive and positive delivery. Informative and empowering.

Fantastic - a fresh approach incorporating what we already do with new ideas. I will be using these ideas straight away. 

How to book this course

This course is currently not available. Contact julie@julieboyd.co.uk if you are interested in this course.

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It is sometimes possible to add in additional dates and venues for workshops so contact me if a date doesn’t suit you. 

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Bespoke workshops can also be delivered either at your school or at an external venue. Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details.

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