I'd love it if you could give me some suggestions and advice... We are hoping to introduce a design course at KS4 in Sept 2012. This year Resistant Materials has been brought back at KS3, after a 2 year collapse. As HOD, (teacher of Art & Design) I'm really happy with what is happening within D&T, systems and control within textiles, woodwork, food tech, digital media. Our new D&T teacher has a product design background so have fantastic ICT skills. My question is what course should we provide? We are a single sex school about to go co-ed. The students we have in Year 9 are experiencing RM for the 1st time at the school so have limited skills and subject knowledge, another challenge is that the subject is taught as a 12 week carousel with Textiles and Food at KS3, again limiting subject knowledge, skills and techniques. Your views and guidance would be appreciated!