Technology

Year 7

Pupils will study both Design and Technology and Food Technology.

Design and Technology

Within this year students will learn about the following in both theory and practice:

  • CAD CAM ruler
  • Structures
  • Programming
  • Measuring and cutting task

Food Technology

Pupils will learn basic skills with consideration to health and safety in the kitchen and using the oven.  Students complete a design and make task on pop corn and a development task on Scones.

Year 8

Pupils will study both Design and Technology and Food Technology.

Design and Technology

Within this year students will learn about the following in both theory and practice:

  • CAD CAM torch with some electronics
  • 3D CAD on sketchup
  • Programming
  • Measuring and cutting task

Food Technology

Pupils will learn about eating healthy and the ‘Eatwell plate’ and learn about making healthy meals.
Students complete a ‘design and make task’ on cupcakes as well as completing a development task.

Year 9

Pupils will study both Design and Technology and Food Technology.

Design and Technology

Within this year students will learn about the following in both theory and practice:

  • CAD CAM moodlight with electronics
  • Design and make task on amplifiers
  • Programming
  • Development tasks

Food Technology

Pupils will learn to plan and make more complex meals that they could use when they are older.
Students complete a ‘design and make’ around an SMSC task.

Design Technology - Year 10

AQA GCSE Design and Technology
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585

Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and will apply technical and practical expertise.  Students will study core technical and design and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment.

Food Preparation and Nutrition - Year 11

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585

Students will apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating to cooking.

Students will learn about career pathways in the food industry, and develop skills so that they can feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously.

Product Design - Year 11

GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-product-design-4555

Students will design and make products with creativSpringity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

They will learn about the importance of packaging, labelling and instructions as part of the complete design proposal.  Students will learn how to advertise their products and evaluate the products for their commercial viability.

Resistant Materials - Year 11

GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-4560

Students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

Students will develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. They will learn about the role of new technologies.