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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


AQA

 Food Preparation and Nutrition

50% controlled assessment
50% 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

 Year 10


AQA

 Food Preparation and Nutrition

50% controlled assessment
50% external examination

AQA

Design Technology

50% controlled assessment
50% external examination

Edexcel

Children’s Play and Learning Development (BTEC)

60% controlled assessment
40% external examination

Edexcel

Health and Social Care (BTEC Award)

60% controlled assessment
40% external examination

 

Curriculum Overview


Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Nutrients
Diet and health

Non exam assessment (1)
10 hours work to produce a portfolio of evidence which is 15% of total GCSE grade

Spring Term

Food Science

Non exam assessment (2)
20 hours work to produce a portfolio of evidence which is 35% of total GCSE grade

Summer Term

Food safety
Food provenance

Mock Non-exam assessment (2)

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

Design Technology

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Design Principals
Clock project

Controlled assessment is ongoing.
Designing and Making

Spring Term

Making Principals
New and emerging technologies
Energy, materials, systems and devices

Making new product
Evaluation

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Materials and their working properties
Controlled assessment begins

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

Children’s Play and Learning Development

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Patterns of Child Development

The principles of Early Years Practice

Spring Term

Promoting Children’s Play through learning

The principles of Early Years Practice

Summer Term

Promoting Children’s Play through learning

Patterns of Child Development

Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

BTEC Award


Health & Social Care

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term

Human Lifespan and Development

Health and Social Care Values

Spring Term

Human Lifespan and Development

Health and Wellbeing Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

Summer Term

Health and Social Care Values

Health and Wellbeing Revision Techniques and Exam preparation

 

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)