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 experiencing the different subjects which form this faculty. They have four lessons per fortnight. Students rotate subjects every 6-7 weeks in Year 7 and every 7-8 weeks in Year 8. Each rotation has a lead subject, 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 Rotation 5 Rotation 6
7

Graphic Products

Pop-Up Card

Research

CAM

Desk Tidy

Evaluation

Resistant Materials

Key Fob

Making

CAD

Comic Book

Designing

Food

Equipment

Health & Safety

Textiles

Pencil Case

Planning

8

Graphic Products

Board Game

Planning

CAD/CAM

Jewellery & Festival

Research

Resistant Materials

African Masks

Designing

Food

Nutrition & Hygiene

Planning

Textiles

Cushion Cover

Planning

Year 9 covers a range of mini-projects and tasks, each of which has an aim 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 and are also linked to improving students’ performance in examinations.

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

In total there are seven subjects within the faculty, all of which are mapped out below.

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 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

Chari Design

Materials and Finishes

Chari Design

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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Textiles

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

Mobile Phone Cover

Printing Techniques

Mobile Phone Cover

Printing Techniques

Applique Bag

Materials & Finishes

Applique Bag

Construction Processes

Puggly Toy

Design Development

Puggly Toy

Prototypes & Components

10

Construction Techniques

Key Skills

Ladies Skirt

Pattern Cutting

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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Catering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Skills of making a cheese sauce, bolognese sauce, boiling pasta, chopping and peeling, shaping and making bread, stir frying Skills of cooking with eggs, making short crust pastry, making choux pastry, cooking puff pastry, making a mushroom sauce, creaming method cakes. Skills of making a sauce, cooking rice, cooking fish, rolling and shaping food, simmering, baking, Skills of using an electric whisk, piping, stewing, chopping /peeling, creaming method of cake making. Skills of handling puff pastry, use of smart foods, using a liquidiser, cooking chicken and pasta. Skills of making short crust pastry, shaping meat, using the grill, baking, making a cream sauce, making a cake by the melting method.
10 Skills of rolling and shaping, making a cake with whisked method, making short crust pastry, making a sweet dough. Skills of making a cake melting method, creaming method cakes, sweet short crust pastry, shaping and rolling short bread. Skills of making short crust pastry, all methods of cake making, sweet short crust, piping, use of icing and decorating methods. Skills of making choux pastry, piping, use of an electric whisk, melting chocolate.
Making sweet short crust pastry.
Students are able to make a variety of products suitable for afternoon tea. Skills of boiling vegetables, cooking with spices, handling filo pastry, chopping / peeling, making a sauce, shallow frying fish.
11 Skills of chopping/ peeling, stir fry, making bread, piping, using an electric whisk, making a sauce, cooking with spices, cooking rice. Skills of making stir fry, chopping / peeling, handling filo pastry, making bread, using a liquidiser. Students are able to make a variety of dishes suitable for an international meal. Exam Preparation

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GCSE Child Development

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

The Family

Newborns

Physical Development

Intellectual Development

Emotional Development

Social Development

Learning and Play

Technology and Play

Practice Controlled Assessment Safety
10

Controlled Assessment 1

Planning & Researching

Controlled Assessment 1

Creating the final product

Evaluation

Development recap

Controlled Assessment 2

Introductory Visit

Research

Controlled Assessment 2

Research Evaluation

Visit Plan

Observational Visit 1

Controlled Assessment 2

Observational Visit 2, 3 & 4

Evaluation

11

Child Care Provision

Pregnancy

Fertility

Labour & Birth

Social Services

Weaning

A Healthy Diet

Exam Preparation

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GCSE Health & Social Care

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 What is Health & Well-being / Health Needs Factors affecting Health & Well-being Health Monitoring Health Monitoring

Life Stages

Human Growth & Development

PIES Development During Infancy
10 PIES Development During Early Childhood, Adolescence & Early Adulthood PIES Development during Middle and Later Adulthood

Unit 2: Health, Social and Early Years Services

Sectors and Multi-agency working.

Preparation for Work Experience

Work Experience

Controlled Assessment

Research & preparation for Task 1

Controlled Assessment

Research & preparation for Task 1

11

Controlled Assessment

Developing Knowledge & preparation for Task 2 (Service provision)

Controlled Assessment
Research and preparation for Task 3 (Care Values and Job Roles)
Unit 1: Understanding
Personal Development & RelationshipsFactors Affecting DevelopmentSelf-Concept
Exam Preparation

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Additional Information

There are two KS3 extra-curricular clubs held after school each week.

  • Tuesday evening Mr Hart KS3 Design and Technology Club.
  • Thursday evening, Miss Chapple KS3 Jewellery Club.

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 amount of both written and verbal feedback to help them progress in the subject they have chosen.