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Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3

Exploring Design & Technology for Key Stage 3

Exploring Design & Technology: KS3

Our Exploring Design & Technology resources comprise of everything you need to confidently deliver Key Stage 3 Design & Technology.

This toolkit combines lesson plans, presentations, interactive resources, videos, animations, quizzes and assessments with a Student Book. 

Resources for Exploring Design & Technology
Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3: Boost

Bolster your teaching toolkit whether you are highly-experienced or a non-specialist: You will find more than 80 lesson presentations, 80 worksheets, and a range of videos, auto-marked quizzes, project planners, and summative assessments.

Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3: Student Book

Build understanding of Design & Technology at Key Stage 3 with this all-in-one textbook that will support and inspire students, powering their progress and preparing them to excel at GCSEs and beyond.

Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3: Boost eBook

Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3 Boost eBook is interactive, accessible and flexible, with a simplified subscription that can switch between teacher-view and student-view.

Course Planners

Our interactive course planners provide an overview of the projects for each term in each year, including cross-curricular links.

Get a preview of our Year 7 course planner, with Years 8 and 9 available as part of a Boost subscription. 

Year 7 course planner example
Linked directly to the new GCSE (9-1) specification!

With topics directly linked to the new GCSE (9-1) specifications, Exploring Design and Technology will build a solid foundation by boosting your students' understanding of the key concepts, introducing them to important terminology and developing their practical skills through Key Stage 3. They will build understanding through years 7, 8 and 9 with engaging, carefully timed and level-appropriate lessons that draw on the GCSE subject content.

Topics include:

  • Designing and making principles
  • Using and working with materials
  • Electronic and mechanical systems
  • New developments in technology
The only KS3 Design & Technology resources you need

Within Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3 Boost, you will find a range of resources, all of which are updated every year, including:

  • Project planners
  • GCSE mapping grids
  • Homework suggestions
  • End of project tasks

Each module contains:

  • Lesson plans 
  • Presentations 
  • Resources - videos, animations, and online auto-marked quizzes
  • Activities and worksheets - including a mixture of teacher-led, independent, plugged and unplugged
  • Auto-marked Knowledge Tests
  • End of topic assessments

With topics directly linked to the new GCSE (9-1) specifications, Exploring Design and Technology will build a solid foundation by boosting your students' understanding of the key concepts, introducing them to important terminology and developing their practical skills through Key Stage 3. They will build understanding through years 7, 8 and 9 with engaging, carefully timed and level-appropriate lessons that draw on the GCSE subject content.

Topics include:

  • Designing and making principles
  • Using and working with materials
  • Electronic and mechanical systems
  • New developments in technology

Within Exploring Design & Technology: Key Stage 3 Boost, you will find a range of resources, all of which are updated every year, including:

  • Project planners
  • GCSE mapping grids
  • Homework suggestions
  • End of project tasks

Each module contains:

  • Lesson plans 
  • Presentations 
  • Resources - videos, animations, and online auto-marked quizzes
  • Activities and worksheets - including a mixture of teacher-led, independent, plugged and unplugged
  • Auto-marked Knowledge Tests
  • End of topic assessments
National Curriculum

National Curriculum

Download the programme of study for Key Stage 3 Design & Technology from the DfE website

Download here