Design & Technology

DT

Key Stage 3 Rotation

Food

Part 1 - Healthy Eating
Practicals include :

  • Fruit salad,
  • Pitta Pockets,
  • Banana chocolate muffins
  • Apple Crumble,
  • Fajita Wraps,
  • Fruity flapjacks,
  • Pasta Ragu Assessment
  • Part 2 - Cake making
  • Practicals include:
  • Spicy Apple Cake,
  • Lemon drizzle cake,
  • Swiss roll,
  • Cupcake decoration,
  • Chocolate marble cake,
  • Lasagne, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Thai Green Curry

Theory

  • Health and safety in the kitchen, safe use of the oven, hob and grill.
  • Introduction to nutrition and food preparation.
  • Healthy diet and the effects of poor nutrition.
  • Basic and advanced knife skills, kitchen equipment, ingredients and processes.
  • Presentation of food and cooking in batches.
  • Animal welfare, food processing and wider food manufacturing issues.
  • Food science of cake making.

Graphics

Building Basic Skills

  • Develop cutting skills using scalpel
  • Use of colour medias
  • 3D modelling
  • Making of a mask

Commemorative Coin Project

  • Teaching how to use the 2D design computer program
  • Create a scale 1:1 prototype of a Commemorative Coin.
  • Develop a vacuum formed package,
  • Design and make a Coin Stand
  • Create advertising to be used to promote its sale.
  • Design and Graphic Design theory

Textiles

  • Health and Safety in the Textile room.
  • How to use the sewing machines safely
  • Completing a sewing machine driving test to ensure competency.
  • Creating either a PE or shopping bag.
  • They will develop their skills further by creating either textile toys and soft furnishings.
  • Teaching about natural and manmade materials along with environmental concerns.
  • Design skills, fairtrade, surface decoration and construction techniques.

Product Design

  • Health and safety in the workshop and the wider workplace.
  • Understanding of the design process,
  • Design and make a key tag.
  • Development of sketching skills
  • Introduced to CAD (Computer Aided Design) with 2D-Design, and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) through the uses of the laser cutter.

Clock Project

  • Design and make a wood and acrylic clock for a scenario based client.
  • Introduction to acrylic as a material and how to use it.
  • Introduction on wood as an material
  • Teaching of different wood joints.
  • Develop further skills with the laser cutter.
  • Design and Product Design theory

Year 9 Food Preparation and Nutrition

Course title: AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 8585

AQA-8585-SP-2016.PDF

Introduction to Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition

Course title: AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 8585

Fakeaway cooking, Mock NEA1, Mock exam preparation and Mock NEA2. Live Brief with local cafe.

Year 11 Food Preparation and Nutrition

Course title: AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 8585

NEA1 - Food investigation task (written Food Science Essay)

NEA2 - Food Preparation Task and Summer Exam revision.

50% coursework and 50% examination.

 

 

Edexcel GCSE Design and Technology (1DT0). 

All of the Design and Technology subjects follow the specification below and they all are assessed 50% coursework and 50% examination.

Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-in-Design-and-Technology.pdf

All students complete core theory and then the theory of their chosen specialism.

Year 9
Core content all areas ( Textiles, Graphics and Product Design)

  • Introduction to course
  • Emerging technologies
  • Mechanical devices
  • Electronic systems
  • Categorisation of types and properties of materials
  • Categorisation of man made and natural materials.
  • Design and technological practice
  • Investigate and analyse.work of designers and design companies
  • Develop, record and justify design ideas.

Textiles

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following textiles:
  • Natural, Synthetic, Woven, Non-woven, Knitted.
  • Sources of origin for Natural, Synthetic, Woven, Non-woven, Knitted textiles
  • Physical characteristics of each textile
  • Working properties of each textile
  • Social and ecological footprint
  • Aesthetic and environmental and social factors
  • Cost and availability factors
  • Cultural and ethical factors.

Graphics

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following :
  • Paper, Board, packaging Laminate,
  • Sources and origins of paper based products
  • Physical characteristics of each type of paper and board
  • Working properties
  • Social and ecological footprint
  • Aesthetic and environmental and social factors
  • Cost and availability factors
  • Cultural and ethical factors.

Product Design - Timbers

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following
  • Natural and manufactured timbers,
  • Sources and origins of timber products
  • Physical characteristics of each type of timbers
  • Working properties
  • Social and ecological footprint
  • Aesthetic and environmental and social factors
  • Cost and availability factors
  • Cultural and ethical factors

Year 10

Textiles
Knowledge and understanding of the following

  • The influences of forces and stress on textile materials
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using textiles
  • Discrimination and appropriate selection
  • Manufacturing process of products
  • Specialist techniques
  • Finishing techniques
  • Practical activities

Graphics
Knowledge and understanding of the following

  • The influences of forces and stress on paper and board
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using paper and board
  • Discrimination and appropriate selection
  • Manufacturing process of products
  • Specialist techniques
  • Finishing techniques
  • Practical activities

Product Design - Timbers
Knowledge and understanding of the following

  • The influences of forces and stress on timber materials
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using timber
  • Discrimination and appropriate selection
  • Manufacturing process of products
  • Specialist techniques
  • Finishing techniques
  • Practical activities
  • Mini contextual challenge

Year 11
All Design Technology Subject, (Textiles, Graphics and Product Design (Timbers)

Contextual Challenge - Students work on the NEA paper and produce a portfolio of work and a final product.
Below are three themes, each with two contextual challenges. Students choose one contextual challenge to explore and respond to through the assessment project.
Theme 1 Going travelling
Contextual challenges
(a) How can products be used to meet the storage needs of people that are travelling?
(b) How can products be used to make people more comfortable when travelling?
Theme 2 Going to a festival
Contextual challenges
(a) How can products be used to market or promote a festival?
(b) How can products be used to improve the experience of people attending a festival?
Theme 3 Going to the zoo
Contextual challenges
(a) How can products be used to encourage visitors to recycle waste during their visit to
the zoo?
(b) How can products be used to educate young children about endangered animals
during their visit to the zoo

 

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