KS3 Projects & Deadlines:


  • 7.2/7.3/7.4/7.5: MMB e-portfolio completion by midnight on the 13th of May. EXPIRED

  • 8.1/8.2/8.3: PIR Lamp e-portfolio completion of phase 1 by midnight on the 13th of May. EXPIRED

  • 9.2/9.5: MP3 Player circuit board and case should be completed by 25th of May. EXPIRED

KS3 Projects

Y7 Project 1: Acrylic Hexagonal / Game / Keyring

We start with some basic skill exercises and a short exam to establish a baseline for progression.


  • Thermo Plastics
  • Acrylic Cutting Techniques
  • Acrylic Filing Techniques
  • Acrylic Finishing Techniques

Y7 Project 2: Design and Make an LED lamp based on a Space Exploration theme.

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Designed by Daniel B.
Designed by Oscar C.
Y7 LED Lamp
Designed by Eddie D.


  • Design
  • 2D Design CAD/CAM
  • Use of the laser
  • Thermo Plastics
  • Soldering
  • Basic Electronics & Circuit construction

Y7 Project 3: Design and make a musical money box (MMB).


  • Research
  • Self-Learning Techniques
  • Wood (Pine & MDF) Cutting Techniques
  • Wood (Pine & MDF) Jointing Techniques
  • Wood (Pine & MDF) Filing Techniques
  • Wood (Pine & MDF) Finishing Techniques
  • MDF Living Hinge
  • MMB Brief

Sometimes you’re reminded why you became a teacher: I asked the boys to develop their own learning power through designing/writing  a piece of learning material based on the Musical Moneybox Project. Nearly every one was great but the website produced by Keeran Kirubakaran was brilliant! Another piece of fantastic work was the powerpoint produced by Soham Sud. Both of them are to be congratulated and both Y7 students put my Y12 students to shame!

Y8 Project 1: Bauhaus Clock

The original Bauhaus image.
Y8 Bauhaus Clock
Y8 Acrylic Bauhaus clock designed by John H.
Bauhaus man
The original Bauhaus image.
Handmade Foamex Bauhaus Clock by Ninthujan K.
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Handmade Foamex Bauhaus Clock by Eddie D.
Y8 Acrylic Bauhaus Clock by Lennon H.


  • Design
  • Foamex Cutting Techniques
  • Foamex Filing Techniques
  • Foamex Finishing Techniques
  • Acrylic Finishing Techniques
  • 2D Design CAD/CAM

Y8 Project 2: Abstract Metal Olympic Trophy

2017 Y8 Olympic Runner
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2017 Y8 Olympic Weight Lifting Trophy designed by Leo B.
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2017 Y8 Olympic Taekwondo Trophy designed by Baekhan S.
Y8 metalwork
2016 Y8 Olympic Ski Trophy designed by John H.


  • Design
  • Mild Steel Cutting Techniques
  • Mild Steel Filing Techniques
  • Mild Steel Finishing Techniques

Y8 Project 3: PIR/LED Lamp



Students’ Checklist

Info on the 1W LED


  • Design
  • Product Analysis
  • TMG
  • Materials/ Processes Research
  • Resistant Materials Research

Y9 Project 1: Pewter Jewellery

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Y9 Pewter Jewellery designed by Luke W.
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Y9 Pewter Jewellery designed by Mahiethan N.


  • Design
  • 2D Design/CAD/CAM
  • Hot Metal Casting Techniques
  • Pewter Filing Techniques
  • Pewter Finishing Technique

Y9 Project 2: MP3 Player


Y9 MP3 Player designed by Mohammed N.



  • Design
  • Soldering Techniques
  • Error Resolution Techniques
  • 2D Design CAD/CAM
  • Acrylic Finishing Techniques