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 and 9

Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9, students are mainly taught in groups of similar ability. In order to experience all the different subjects within the curriculum, students rotate subjects.  Years 7 and 8 currently rotate subjects every 10 weeks and Year 9 every 8 weeks. Each rotation has a lead topic, a project and a dedicated sub-skill which has been reversed planned from the Design and Technology GCSE and Level 1/2 Award Hospitality and Catering offered at KS4. 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 Resistant Materials CAD/CAM Textiles Food
7

Key Fob and Stand

Research

Desk Tidy and Comic

Research

Pencil Case

Making

Equipment

Health & Safety

 

Year Graphic Products CAD/CAM Resistant Materials Food Textiles
8

Festivals

Planning

Jewelry

Research

Book End

Designing

Nutrition & Hygiene

Planning

Protective Case

Planning

 

Year Timbers Graphics Engineering Food Textiles
9

Picture Frame

Wasting techniques

Theme Park Design

Prototyping

Balancing Toy

Health & Safety

Nutrition

Hygiene

Planning

The Environment and Food

Draw String Bag

Fibres, Fabrics and Components

Printing Methods and Construction Techniques

Years 10 & 11

In total there are five subjects within the faculty, these include GCSE Design & Technology, Level 1/2 Award Hospitality and Catering, BTEC Tech Award Engineering, BTEC Tech Award Health & Social Care, OCR Level 1/2 Child Development. These are also mapped out below.

GCSE Design and Technology is graded using the 9-1 system, all other subjects are Level 1/2 Technical Awards equivalent to GCSE’s. The Technical Awards are graded using a Distinction*, Distinction, Merit and Pass system. GCSE Design and Technology is offered with through three different areas of specialism these are: Timbers, Graphics and Textiles.

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.

GCSE Design & Technology

At the beginning of Year 10 pupils complete a range of mini-projects and tasks, each of which is designed to improve student’s sub-skills from previous years. To best prepare pupils for the controlled assessment and examination which takes place at the end of year 11, students will opt to focus on one area of specialism towards the end of year 9. All specialisms will deliver the teaching and learning of the ‘core’ knowledge included in the specification, this includes the processes and technical properties of: Metals, Polymers, Timbers, Papers and Boards and Textiles.

In Years 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.

GCSE Design & Technology Timbers

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Tool Box

SolidWorks & Marking Out

PG Unit 4

Tool Box

Wasting, Assembly & Finishing

PG Unit 4

Clock Design

Prototyping

PG Unit 5

SolidWorks Project

CAD Skills

PG Unit 5

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

PG Unit 6.1

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

PG Unit 6.1

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

PG Unit 1

Controlled Assessment

Development & Modelling

PG Unit 2

Controlled Assessment

Final Prototypes

PG Unit 3

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

PG Unit 3

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

GCSE Design & Technology Graphics

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Food Packaging

Branding & Communication

Materials and Manufacture

Sustainability

Logo design

Ideas Development

Colour Theory

Food Packaging

Industrial Processes

Surface Developments

PG Online Unit 6-3

Drawing Skills

Isometric, Oblique

Technical drawing

Rendering

2D Techsoft

Music/headphone promotion

Prototyping Solid Works (CAD)

PG Online Unit 5

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

PG Unit 4

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

PG Unit 4

 

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

PG Unit 1

Controlled Assessment

Development & Modelling

PG Unit 2

Controlled Assessment

Final Prototypes

PG Unit 3

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

PG Unit 3

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

GCSE Design & Technology Textiles

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Skirt prototypes

Research & Planning

Intricate decorative & construction techniques

PG Online Unit 6.6 Textiles

Skirt prototypes

Designing & Making

PG 6.6 Online Unit 6.6 Textiles

 

Storage Unit prototype

Designing & Making

Decorative Construction Methods & Smart Materials

PG Online Unit 5 Design Principles

 

Children’s learning book

Research & Planning

Printing Methods & Smart Materials

Designing

Designing & Making

PG Online Unit 5 Design Principles

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

PG Online Unit 4 Materials Types

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

PG Online Unit 4 Materials Types

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

PG Online Unit 3 Energy, Devices and Systems

Controlled Assessment

Development & Modelling

PG Online Unit 2 Design Decisions

Controlled Assessment

Final Prototypes

PG Online 1 New and Emerging Technologies

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

Exam Preparation

Revision of all exam units

BTEC Tech Award Engineering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Unit 1

Learning Aim: B

Design Solutions

Unit 1

Learning Aim: B

Design Solutions

Tool Makers Clamp

Engineering Accuracy

Unit 2

Learning Aim: A

Materials, Components & Processes

Unit 2

Learning Aim: A

Materials, Components & Processes

Unit 2

Learning Aim: B

Product Disassemble

11

Unit 1

Learning Aim: A

Engineering sectors

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation

Practical Exam

Written Exam

Unit 2

Learning Aim: C

Plan & manufacture Product

Unit 2

Learning Aim: C

Plan & manufacture Product

BTEC Tech Award Health & Social Care

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

Component 1: Learning Aim A1

Life Stages & Needs of Service Users

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Controlled Assessment:

Component 1A:

Human Growth & Development

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Controlled Assessment: Learning Aim A1, A2

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Now needs change over time

Component 1: Learning Aim B1, B2

Different types of life events

The Effects of Life Events on Personal Growth & Development

Controlled Assessment

Component 1B:

Different Types of Life Events

The Effects of Life Events on Personal Growth & Development

The role of support in helping individuals adapt to change

Component 2: Learning Aim A1/A2/B1

How Health & Social Care services meet the needs of service users

Barriers to assessing care

Care Values

11

Controlled Assessment 2:

How health and social care services meet the needs of individuals

Barriers to care

Component 3: Learning Aim AO1, AO2

Factors that affect health and wellbeing

Interpret health indicators

Health Improvement Plans

 

Component 3:

Learning Aim AO3, AO4

Design a person-centered health and wellbeing improvement plan

How to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

Exam preparation

Component 3:

Exam Preparation

Component 2: Learning Aim B1/B2

Application of Care Values

Controlled assessment

Demonstrate care values and review own practice

 Cambridge National Certificate Child Development

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
10

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

 

Dietary guidelines

Functions of sources and nutrients

R019 controlled assessment task 3

 

 

Nutritional requirements for stages of feeding

R019 controlled assessment task 3 Feeding Solutions

R019 controlled assessment task 4

Factors that affect the decision to have children

Pre-conception health

Roles and responsibilities of parenthood

Contraception

Male/female reproductive system

Pregnancy

Health professionals

Antenatal care

Routine checks

Diagnostic checks

Reproduction

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

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

Exam preparation

Level 1 and 2 Hospitality and Catering

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
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).

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. Practical Examination Exam Preparation

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.

Please see the links below for various revision materials.

GCSE Design & Technology Timbers

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/design-and-technology/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-in-Design-and-Technology.pdf

GCSE Design & Technology Graphics

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Design%20and%20Technology%20-%20Graphic%20Products/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE_DT_Graphic%20Products_Spec.pdf

GCSE Design & Technology Textiles

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/design-and-technology/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-in-Design-and-Technology.pdf

BTEC Tech Award Engineering

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/engineering/2017/Specification-and-sample-assessments/Pearson-BTEC-L12-Tech-Award-in-Engineering-Spec.pdf

BTEC Tech Award Health & Social Care

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/tech-award-HSC-spec.pdf

Cambridge National Certificate Child Development

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/264237-centre-handbook.pdf

Level 1 and 2 Hospitality and Catering

https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/WJEC-Level-1-2-Award-in-Hospitality-and-Catering-Spec-A-from-2016-e.pdf