Product Design Early KS3 Y7 Design and Make - Jewellery Design

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D&T Key Resources
Product Design Early KS3
Design and Make
design – 8 hours
First published 2015; updated 2016

Design and make pewter cast jewellery to a given theme. In this students research and develop a brief, develop a specification and fro this generate ideas for designs. Using CAD software they model and test their designs, and produce a mould before casting and finishing their designed product.

Key Learning:

  • Learn to develop a base of research
  • Develop a brief and specification
  • Factors that affect design


  • Sketches out designs and select appropriate proposal
  • Transfer design onto CAD programme
  • Cut out moulds using CAM available
  • Cast and finish jewellery

NC2014 Learning objectives

  • DA2 Use research including the study of different cultures, to identify and understand user needs
  • DB9 Develop and communicate design ideas using annotated sketches
  • DA9 Take creative risks when making design decisions
  • DB2 Produce models of their ideas using CAM to test out their ideas
  • DB4 Use CAD and related software packages to validate their designs in advance of manufacture
  • MA7 Select appropriately from specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery, including computer-aided manufacture
  • DB5 Use specifications to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that respond to needs in a variety of situations
  • TK7 How materials can be cast in moulds
  • TK8 How to make adjustments to the settings of equipment and machinery such as sewing machines and drilling machines
  • MB11 Apply a range of finishing techniques, including those from art and design, to a broad range of materials including textiles, metals, polymers and woods

Free resource also available:  Learning Planner and Assessing Without Levels - Teachers' Guide 

D&T Key Resources

These Design and Technology Key Resources form part of a KS3 plan for D&T learning and a project bank from which you can choose to populate your school’s learning plan. Other resources in the plan cover curriculum areas of Textiles, Food and Systems and Control.

These resources have been developed to help teachers who are looking to move their schemes of work from craft-based focused projects, where the craft outcome is the critical factor, towards planning D&T learning units that focus on students’ learning in design and technology.

The resources are designed to enable you to either use the full KS3 learning programme or to plan your own using these available units from the bank. You can use these units with others from the ever growing bank available on the D&T Association website or you can design your own to fit your school’s requirements.

Each learning unit has been designed by starting with selected learning objectives from the 2014 National Curriculum. From here the units have been developed with tasks, activities and experiences which provide opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate what they have learnt. Furthermore assessment opportunities have been 'designed in' where teachers can assess whether students have learnt what the unit has set out to teach them. To make them easier to reference in medium and short term plans they have been coded DB1, MA2, MB7 etc. A full reference table of coded learning objectives is included in this pack.

Across all material components of D&T resources have been developed for Early, Mid, and Late Key Stage 3 and are of varying lengths, each with a different theme and approaching the activities from a different learning focus:

  • Mainly Designing               two to five hours
  • Mainly Making                   three to four hours
  • Design and Make              six to eight hours
  • Technology in Society      two hours



Each resource pack comprises:

  • Unit of work
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Self assessment worksheets
  • Support resources

Units can be purchased as individual items or as sets across early, mid or late KS3, or as a full set covering the whole of KS3.

Curriculum Credits cannot be used to purchase this item.


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