KS4 & KS5 – Contextual Design Assignments – UPDATED

These are in four sections:

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Contextual Design – Assignments

Assignment 00 – My Company

Click on the link above. This assignment focuses upon creating a brand for the student’s company. It also introduces students to the Design Industry and the possible jobs and careers available. An excellent assignment to introduce students to both the subject, careers and its opportunities and possibilities.

Contextual Design – Activities

A range of tasks that can be used as either starters or as a basis for more detailed lessons, includes worksheets, resource sheets and supporting PowerPoints

Link to Museums

  • Imperial War Museum
  • Natural War Museum
  • Te Papa Museum
  • British Museum
  • Design Museum

Link to Railway Stations

  • Blackfriars Station, London
  • London Bridge Station, London
  • Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham
  • Kings Cross Station, London
  • St. Pancras Station London

Link to Design Movements

  • Brutalism

Link to Urban Design

  • Bonn Square, Oxford

Contextual Design – Home Learning

A range of tasks that can be used as either starters or as a basis for more detailed lessons, includes worksheets, resource sheets and supporting PowerPoints

Link to Contextual Studies – Home Learning

The link above will take you the Contextual Studies – Home Learning section. These tasks can be used either as short class/research tasks or just for home learning. They are used to explore and build students understanding:

Contextual Design – Reflection Assignments

A range of reflection tasks to help student look at the wider, and sometimes, difficult issues with regards to design. These are challenging and aimed at older students, but with a little adjustment and preparation, these can be used within KS4 as well.

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Link to Reflection Assignments