The Design and Technology Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director Mr M Hart

The Technology Faculty’s policy is to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential and to promote and enable academic achievement of the highest calibre. In all subjects QUALITY MATTERS. Not least among our aims is a desire to promote a sense of curiosity about design and things technological.

Years 7 & 8

Throughout Year 7 and 8, students are taught in mixed ability groups, they have four lessons per fortnight. In order to experience all the different subjects which form this faculty, students rotate subjects.  Year 7 currently rotate subjects every 10 weeks and Year 8 every 7-8 weeks. Each rotation has a lead topic, a project and a dedicated sub-skill which has been reversed planned from KS4 Design and Technology GCSE options. Homework is set weekly and is based on one of the following sub-skills; Research, Planning, Design, Making or Evaluation. Students are individually assessed at the end of each project prior to moving to the next subject in rotation.

Year Rotation 1 Rotation 2 Rotation 3 Rotation 4
7

Resistant Materials

Key Fob and Stand

Research

CAD/CAM

Desk Tidy and Comic

 

Research

Textiles

Pencil Case and Juggling Bag

Making

Food

Equipment

 

Health & Safety

 

8

 Graphic Products

Festivals

Planning

CAD/CAM

Jewellery & Festival

Research

Resistant Materials

Book End

Designing

Food

Nutrition & Hygiene

Planning

Textiles

Protective Case

Planning

Years 9, 10 & 11

Year 9 covers a range of mini-projects and tasks, each of which is designed to improve student’s sub-skills from previous years. In Year 10 and 11 controlled assignment tasks take place, these are broken down into manageable chunks that encourage students to focus on particular knowledge and skills. Controlled assessment activities are also linked to improving students’ performance in examinations.

In year 9 students study in mixed ability classes completing four lessons a fortnight. In Year 10 and 11 this increases to 5. Homework is set weekly and is based on key elements of the project/assignment being completed at that time. Each subject is assessed both internally and externally. Coursework is marked and standardised internally, with a sample of pupils work sent to the examination board for external moderation.

In total there are seven subjects within the faculty, all of which are mapped out below. The current GCSE’s in Engineering, Graphics Products, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Child Development, Health & Social Care are in their final year.

New qualifications in GCSE Design & Technology, WJEC Catering, Technical Award Fashion & Textiles, Technical Award Graphic Communication, BTEC Engineering, BTEC Health & Social Care, OCR Level 1/2 Child Development. These are also mapped out below.

GCSE Resistant Materials

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

10

Coat Hook

Alternative Materials & Processes

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Practical

11

Controlled Assessment

Practical

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation

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GCSE Graphic Products

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

T-Shirt Design

Prototyping & Sublimation

T-Shirt Design

Prototyping & Sublimation

Packaging

Materials & Manufacture

Packaging

Materials & Manufacture

Serif Draw

CAD Skills

Solid Works

3D Printing

10

Logo Design

Branding & Communication

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Practical

11

Controlled Assessment

Practical

Controlled Assessment

Practical

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation

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GCSE Engineering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

Balancing Toy

Health and Safety

Balancing Toy

Equipment & Machinery

Lamp Design

Materials and Processes

Lamp Design

Manufacture

Techniques

Sliding Bevel

Secondary Machining

Operations

Sliding Bevel

Secondary Machining

Operations

10

Centre Square

Evaluation

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Practical

11

Controlled Assessment

Practical

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation

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GCSE Design & Technology

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Coat Hook

Alternative Materials & Processes

10

Design Context Preparation

Planning

Design Context Preparation

Designing

 

Design Context Preparation

Prototyping

 

Design Context Preparation

Evaluation

 

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Practical

11

Controlled Assessment

Practical

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation

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Technical Award: Materials Technology

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

DVD Rack

CAD/CAM

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

10

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

Tool Box

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

Tool Box

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

Tool Box

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

Gadget Holder

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

Gadget Holder

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

Gadget Holder

11

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

Practical Exam Preparation

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Technical Award: Graphic Communication

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

T-Shirt Design

Prototyping & Sublimation

T-Shirt Design

Prototyping & Sublimation

Packaging

Materials & Manufacture

Packaging

Materials & Manufacture

Serif Draw

CAD Skills

Solid Works

3D Printing

10

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

11

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Practical Exam Preparation

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Technical Award: Fashion & Textiles

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

Wash Bag

Fibres, Fabrics & Components

Drawstring Bag

Printing Methods & Construction Techniques

Masks

Decorative Techniques

Masks

Decorative Techniques

Skirt or Shorts

Construction Techniques & pattern Cutting

Skirt or Shorts

Construction Techniques & Pattern Cutting

10

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 1

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

 

Controlled Assessment

Project Mini 2

11

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Controlled Assessment

Main Project

Individual

 

Practical Exam Preparation

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 BTEC Tech Award Engineering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

Balancing Toy

Health and Safety

Land Rover

Solidworks

CAD/ CAM

Centre Square

Quality Assurance

Mechanisms

Laser cutter

Lamp Design

Materials and Processes

Drawing Techniques

Designing

10

Unit 1

Learning Aim: A

Engineering sectors

Tool Makers Clamp

Engineering Accuracy

Unit 1

Learning Aim: B

Design Solutions

Sliding Bevel

Secondary Machining

Operations

Unit 2

Learning Aim: A

Materials, Components & Processes

CAD/CAM

CNC Operations

11

Unit 2

Learning Aim: B

G Clamp

Manufacturing processes

Unit 2

Learning Aim: C

Exam Preparation

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BTEC Tech Award Health & Social Care

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Introduction to Health Care & Social Care Services

Component 1: Learning Aim A1

Life Stages & Needs of Service Users

Component 1: Learning Aim A2

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Different Types of Life Events

 

Component 1: Learning Aim B2

The Effects of Life Events on Personal Growth & Development

 

Component 1: Learning Aim B2

Sources of Support & How to Manage Change

Component 3: Learning Aim A,B

Factors Affecting Health & Well Being

Indicators of Health

10

Controlled Assessment

Component 1

Component 2: Learning Aim: A1

How Health & Social Care Services Meet the Needs of Service Users

Component 1: Learning Aim: A2/B1

Barriers to Assessing Care

Care Values

Component 2: Learning Aim: B1/B2

Application of Care Values

Controlled Assessment

Component 2

Component 3: Learning Aim C

 

Health Improvement Plans

11 Exam Preparation Exam Preparation Exam Preparation Exam Preparation Exam Preparation

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Cambridge National Certificate Child Development

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

The Family

Newborn babies

Key equipment for 0 – 12 months

Key factors to consider

R019 Controlled assessment task 1

Key equipment for 1-5 year olds

Key factors to consider

R019 Controlled assessment task 2

Dietry guidelines

Functions and sources of nutrients

R019 Controlled assessment task 3

Nutritional requirements for stages of feeding

 

R019 Controlled assessment task 3

Feeding solutions

 

RO19 Controlled Assessment Task 4

10

Factors that affect the decision to have children

Pre conception health

Roles and responsibilities of parenthood

Contraception

Male/female reproductive systems

Reproduction

Pregnancy

 

Health professionals

 

Antenatal care

Routine checks

Diagnostic checks

 

 

Choices for delivery

Labour and delivery

Pain relief

Postnatal checks

Physical checks

Reflexes

 

 

 

Pre-term babies

Postnatal care

Needs

Immunity

Ailments and diseases

Illness

Hospital preparation

Child Safety

Safety labelling

Accidents

Social safety

Internet safety

 

Exam preparation
11

Physical development

Intellectual development

Social development

R020 Controlled assessment task 1

Types of play

Benefits of play

R020 Controlled assessment task 2

Planning play activities

R020 Controlled assessment task 3

Carrying out play activities

R020 Controlled assessment task 4

Examination dropdown

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Level 1 and 2 Hospitality and Catering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Making a cheese sauce, handling fish, boiling pasta, chopping and peeling, shaping and making bread, stir frying. Cooking with eggs, making short crust pastry, making choux pastry, cooking puff pastry, making a mushroom sauce, creaming method cakes. Making a sauce, cooking rice, cooking fish, rolling and shaping food, simmering, baking, Using an electric whisk, piping, stewing, chopping /peeling, creaming method of cake making. Handling puff pastry, use of smart foods, using a liquidiser, cooking chicken and pasta. Making short crust pastry, shaping meat, using the grill, baking, making a cream sauce, making a cake by the melting method.
10

Knife skills – Minestrone soup

Methods of cake making – Swiss roll (whisked)

Bakewell tart (creamed)

Parkin cake (melted)

Sauces – Chicken a la king – cooking chicken and rice

Pastry making – Quiche (short crust)

 

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Yeast doughs – Bread

Chelsea buns

Christmas cake (fruit), handling roll out icing, piping, decorating.

Chick pea special – linked to vegan diets

Low fat cheese cake linked to reducing fat in a recipe.

Quorn Cottage pie – linked to using vegetarian alternatives.

Valentines biscuits – Decorating and piping skills.

 

Fresh Chinese noodles – linked to vegan diet.

Winter chicken and vegetable soup – linked to healthy eating.

Beef taco pasta linked to healthy eating, use of spices.

Pineapple upside down cake – creaming method cakes.

Italian style Hassel back chicken served with either coleslaw or garlic potatoes / green beans. – Stuffing chicken, roasting potatoes and boiling green beans, presenting a meal.

 

Speedy Vietnamese Pot Po soup – link to vegans.

Compound salads – chopping skills and presentation.

Bread (wholemeal) types, shapes and toppings – link to healthy eating.

11 Chopping/ peeling, stir fry, making bread, piping, using an electric whisk, making a sauce, cooking with spices, cooking rice. Making stir fry, chopping / peeling, making fresh noodles handling filo pastry, making bread, using a liquidiser. Making fresh pasta. Students are able to make a variety of dishes suitable for a two course meal for their examination. Exam Preparation

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Additional Information

Extra Support and Enrichment

Weekly intervention sessions for KS4 are ran after school by all staff in the faculty. Also each pupils receives a large variety of feedback to help them progress in the subject they have chosen.