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 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 these include; 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

AQA GCSE Resistant Materials

The AQA boards allow students to work towards a design brief set by the examination board to research, design, develop and manufacture a product. Students are to study the theory of materials and processes to prepare for their examination.

Resistant Materials 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

EDUQAS GCSE (9-1) Food Preparation and Nutrition

During the food preparation and nutrition course students practice and investigate the properties of ingredients and create their own dishes.

Food Preparation and Nutrition 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

WJEC GCSE Catering

During the Catering course students are develop their practical skills to industry standard they plan, prepare and carry out the making of a variety of dishes.

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 C Westwood – Teacher of Technology

Technical Award – Materials Technology

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in 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

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 Design and Technology

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology

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