Design and Technology

Welcome to Design and Technology

The design and technology department offer an exciting curriculum at all key stages where our aim is to provide outstanding lessons, which challenge, inspire and engage students with a range of practical and problem solving skills.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Design and Technology Technical Award course in Key Stage 4. In both Year 7 and 8 students will work on a 12/18 week carousel rotating between each of the Design and Technology specialisms. Students complete a wide range of projects in all material areas, which include Resistant Materials, CAD/CAM, Fashion and Textiles and Food. Throughout the projects students will develop a wide range of skills including; designing, problem solving, communication, working independently and as part of a team to manufacture a complete and effective end product.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

Key Stage 4

Technical Award – Materials Technology

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills making high quality products using woods, metal and polymers (plastics). They will be expected to make a range of products, prototypes and samples, applying technical and practical expertise to ensure that the product is fit for purpose. They will have the opportunity to use traditional skills and modern technologies.

Materials Technology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

Technical Award – Fashion and Textiles

This qualification is designed for 14–16 year olds who want to study fashion and textiles in a hands on, practical way that helps them develop the knowledge, skills and experience that could open the door to a career in the industry.

Fashion and Textiles is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mrs C Westwood, Teacher of Technology (Fashion and Textiles).

Technical Award – Food and Catering

Students will develop, practice and demonstrate key food preparation skills, making a variety of food products. They’ll learn how to scale up production to produce larger quantities suitable for a commercial setting and get to demonstrate their skills through two internally assessed projects.

Food and Catering is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mrs J Raistrick, Teacher of Technology (Food and Catering).

Key Stage 5

AQA Product Design

At A Level we offer AQA Product Design, this involves students working to a design brief to design, develop and manufacture their own products. Students will also acquire knowledge of the properties of materials, understand a variety of processes including CAD/CAM and learn how to problem solve.

Product Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.