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Design and Technology
Introduction

The aim of the department is to allow pupils to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking enabling them to design and make products and systems. It is hoped that the learners will enjoy the experience of working in a practical situation.
The objectives of the department are to equip students with the skills to think creatively and solve problems as individuals and as members of a team. Students will be able to develop their confidence in using a variety of practical skills that they can apply in a variety of situations outside the school environment.
The aims and objectives contribute to the whole school policy of providing students with a broad and balanced curriculum and equipping them with skills they can use on the next step of the life.
We have high expectations of all our students and lead by example. We deliver Design and Technology with a consistent and co-ordinated approach.

Key Stage 3 Summary

Pupils have 2 lessons per week. One lesson allows pupils to work with food and the other provides pupils with opportunities to work with other materials such as, plastic and wood. Pupils are taught as form groups in Year 7 and 8. In Year 9 students are taught as mixed ability groups. At KS3 the curriculum has been carefully designed to allow pupils to develop their skills in; researching, designing, planning, making and evaluating.


Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term

Health and Safety Food and RM

Mini Skills – Food

Key fob – Designing and Making

Diet and Health - Food
Photo frame wood – Designing and Making

Food Preparation & Nutrition: Nutrition and Health
 
Bauhaus Style Clock - Designing and Making

Spring Term

Mini Skills – Food

Key fob – Designing and Making

Diet and Health – Food

Photo frame cont.
Night Light - – wood and acrylic

Food Preparation & Nutrition: Food Science and Safety
Bauhaus Style Clock - Designing and Making cont.

Summer Term

Healthy Lifestyles – Food

Moneybox – wood and acrylic

Multicultural Foods

Night Light cont.

 

 

Food Preparation & Nutrition: Food Choice and Food Provenance

Automata toy - wood

 

Key Stage 4 Summary

At key stage 4 learners have the opportunity to specialise in different material areas. The department also offers new courses that have not previously been studied at Key Stage 3. The courses on offer at KS4 are as follows:

Year 11

TLM

 Smart Product Design and Manufacture

70% controlled assessment
70% external examination

VCert

Food and Cookery

70% controlled assessment
25% external examination

OCR

Cambridge Nationals: Child Development

50% controlled assessment
50% external examination

Edexcel

Health and Social Care (BTEC Award)

60% controlled assessment
40% external examination

 Year 10

AQA

Design Technology

50% controlled assessment
50% external examination

WJEC

Hospitability and Catering

60% controlled assessment
40% external examination

OCR

Cambridge Nationals: Child Development

50% controlled assessment
50% external examination

Edexcel

Health and Social Care (BTEC Award)

60% controlled assessment
40% external examination

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Smart Product

Year 11

Autumn Term

Design Unit - Design and modelling techniques plus 2D and 3D CAD. Learners apply these skills semi-independently in their own project, which is to design and develop a Smart product prototype.

Spring Term

Electronics unit - Pupils study microcontrollers, digital and analogue inputs, outputs, and sensors. Students learn how to design and program a simple Smart system with an input and an output which they can integrate within a Smart product.

Summer Term

Manufacturing unit - Product Manufacture teaches the use of 3D printing and other Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) tools to produce prototypes rapidly. The unit also shows learners how to embed physical components into a design so that they can prototype an integrated Smart product.

 

Food and Cookery

Year 11

Autumn Term

Revision for Unit 03 Balanced Diet

Exam – November

Complete unit 2 – Understanding Food

Spring Term

Unit 4 – Plan and Produce dishes in response to a brief

Summer Term

Completion of Portfolio

 

 

 

Child Development

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood.

Understand antenatal care and preparation for birth

Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses

Understand the physical, intellectual and social development norms from birth to five years

Understand the benefits of play

Spring Term

Understand postnatal checks, postnatal provision and conditions for child-development.
Know about child safety
Understand the key factors wen choosing equipment for babies from birth – 12 months / from one to five years

Be able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental are with a child from birth to 5 years

Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years

Summer Term

Know the nutritional guidelines and requirements for children from birth to five years

Be able to investigate and develop feeding solutions for children from birth to five years

Revision techniques and exam preparation

 

Health and Social Care

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Human Lifespan and Development

Health and Wellbeing

Spring Term

Human Lifespan and Development.

Health and Social Care Values

Health and Wellbeing
Health and Social Care Values

Summer Term

Health and Social Care Values

Revision techniques and exam preparation

 

Year 10 - New courses

Design Technology

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Travel game project

Design principals
CAD/CAM
Concept Modelling
Prototype development and evaluation

Completion of NEA task

Spring Term

Pine storage box project

Design limitations
Material properties
Manufacturing techniques

 

Completion of NEA task
Preparation for Exam

Summer Term

Light project – Pupil choice of materials and manufacturing techniques

Systems and Electronics
New and emerging technologies and materials
Design movements and the work of others

NEA – Pupils begin their coursework

Preparation for Exam

Hospitality and Catering

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Food hygiene: Health and Safety

The Hospitality Industry

 

Spring Term

Nutrients

Cooking Methods

Special Diets

 

Summer Term

Commodities:
Fruit and vegetables / milk / eggs / fish / cheese, yogurt and cream

Revision for exam

 

Staffing

Mrs Booth (Head of DT)

Mr Hall (DT/Product Design)

Miss Hunt (Head of Art/Teacher of DT)

Mrs E Sutton(Teacher of Food and DT)

Mr Sherrington (Technology Technician)