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 within the curriculum, 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 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 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

Research

Resistant Materials

Book End

Designing

Food

Nutrition & Hygiene

Planning

Textiles

Protective Case

Planning

Years 9, 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.

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.

GCSE Design & Technology

Year 9 covers 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, student will opt to focus on one area of specialism towards the end of year 8. 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 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.

GCSE Design & Technology Timbers

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

Polymers

Smart Phone Holder

CAD/CAM

Timbers

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Timbers

Table Design & Manufacture

Materials and Finishes

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

 

Clock Design

Design & Workshop Skills

 

SolidWorks Project

CAD Skills

 

 

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

Tool Box

SolidWorks & Marking Out

Tool Box

Wasting, Assembly & Finishing

Clock Design

Prototyping

SolidWorks Project

CAD Skills

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation Exam Preparation

GCSE Design & Technology Graphics

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

Game Design

Ideas Development

Game Design

Surface developments

Materials & Manufacture

Drawing Skills

Colour theory

Isometric, Oblique

Technical drawing

Theme Park

Sketching/ Serif CAD Skills

 

Theme Park

Prototyping

Solid works

 

Designers

Skate board deck.

 

10

Food Packaging

Branding & Communication

Sustainability

Logo design

Food Packaging

Industrial Processes

Unit 6-3

Papers and boards

PG Online

Music/headphone promotion

Drawing Skills

Prototyping

Unit 5

Design Principles

PG Online

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

 

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation Exam Preparation

GCSE Design & Technology Textiles

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

Skills booklet

Fibres, Fabrics & Components

Patchwork purse

Construction Techniques

3 d Toy

Decorative Techniques & smart materials

3 d Toy

Decorative Techniques & smart materials

Drawstring Bag

Printing Methods & Construction Techniques

Drawstring Bag

Printing Methods & Construction Techniques

10

Skills booklet

Intricate construction techniques

Skirt prototypes

 

Designing & Making

 

Storage Unit prototype

 

Designing & Making

 

Children’s learning book

Research

Designing & Making

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

Controlled Assessment

Research & Planning

11

Controlled Assessment

Design & Development

Controlled Assessment

Practical Projects

Controlled Assessment

Project Evaluation & Submissions

Exam Preparation Exam Preparation

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: 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
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:

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Controlled Assessment

Component 1:

Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development

Controlled Assessment

Component 1:

The Effects of Life Events on Personal Growth & Development

Component 2: Learning Aim: A1

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

Component 2: Learning Aim: A2/B1

Barriers to Assessing Care

Care Values

Controlled Assessment

Component 2 : Learning Aim A1/A2

11

Component 3: Learning Aim C

Health Improvement Plans

Component 3:

 

Exam Preparation

Component 3:

 

Exam Preparation

Component 2: Learning Aim: B1/B2

Application of Care Values

 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

Dietary 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

 

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.

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.