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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 textiles, board, plastic and wood. Pupils are taught mainly as form 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

Eat well Be well – Food
Photo frame wood – Designing and Making

Festivals and Celebrations linking to nutrition

Bauhaus Style Clock - Designing and Making
Spring Term

Healthy Lifestyle Choices – Food

Money box – Designing and Making

Foods from Around the World

Night Light -  Designing and Making

Festivals and Celebrations linking to nutrition
Meal planning – costing / seasonality / cooking methods

Sensory Garden - Designing and Making
Summer Term

Funny Face Pizza

Working with paper and card – simple mechanisms

Nutrition and health

Working with paper and card - packaging

 

Meal planning – costing / seasonality / cooking methods
Sensory Garden - Designing and Making continued.

 

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:

AQA
Design Technology: Food

60% controlled assessment

40% external examination
AQA

Design Technology: Graphic Products

60% controlled assessment

40% external examination
AQA

Design Technology: Product Design

60% controlled assessment

40% external examination
OCR
Home Economics: Child Development

60% controlled assessment

40% external examination
Edexcel

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

75% controlled assessment

25% external examination

 


Curriculum Overview

Food
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term

Hygiene and Safety
Nutritional Properties of Food

The Functions and Properties of Food

Controlled assessment is ongoing .
Food production including quality control

Use of equipment
Spring Term

Pastry Making


Cake Making

Controlled assessment is ongoing
Standard Component Sensory Analysis
Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Bread Making
Sauce Making

Introduction to controlled assessment

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 


Graphics
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term

Colour
Movie Project
Drawing Methods
Typography

Pop Art

Controlled assessment is ongoing.

Designing and Making
Spring Term

Printing Methods
Smart materials
Ideograms

Lettering

Making new product
Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Packaging – Celebration
Corporate Identity

Introduction to controlled assessment

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

 

Product Design
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term

History of Design
Drawing and Modelling
Drawing Techniques
Packaging
Paper and Card

Product Analysis

Controlled assessment is ongoing.

Designing and Making
Spring Term

Consumer Issues
Safety
Materials’
Human Factors

Chair Design

Making new product
Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Commercial Production

Standard Components

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

 

Child Development
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term

Family and Parenting

Preparation for Pregnancy and Birth

Child Study ongoing
Intellectual, social and Emotional Development

Spring Term

 

Nutrition and Health
Short task 1 – Breast and Bottle Feeding

Short task 2 – Feeding Young children

 

Child Study ongoing
Community Support
Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Physical Development
Short task 3 – Reinforcing Positive Behaviour

Introduce Child Study

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

 

Health & Social Care
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn Term
Lifespan Development

Effective communication

Spring Term

Health and Social Care values

Health and Wellbeing Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Health and Social Care values

Effective communication

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

Staffing

Mrs Booth (Head of DT)

Miss Hunt (Teacher of Graphics/Product Design/DT)

Mrs S Owen (DT/Product Design)

Mrs E Sutton(Teacher of Food and DT)

Mr Sherrington (Technology Technician)