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Technology

Technology.

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a rotation system in Technology.  During each academic year all students are taught for 9 weeks in each of the 4 specialist subject areas: Food Technology, Construction, Engineering, and Computer Science. 

Year 7

In Food Technology, students will make the following dishes: Fruit Fusion; BB on toast; Ratatouille; Bolognaise Sauce; Pizza, Sausage Rolls and Ginger Oat biscuits.  Students will learn an awareness of food hygiene, a basic understanding of good nutrition and be able to prepare simple meals.

In Construction, students will design and build a Pencil Tidy and a traditionally made Wooden Train.  Throughout the projects students will learn about the Health and safety of using wood working tools, develop a knowledge of hard and soft woods and the gain the ability to shape and join wood safely.

In Engineering, students will design and make a Ruler, Dog Tag, and Key Fob.  Students will learn about the Health and Safety of a metal workshop, develop a knowledge of metals and plastics and the gain the ability to shape metals using hand skills.

In Computer Aided Design and Manufacture students will design and produce an engraved product using the laser cutter and the Design Package 2D Design.  Students will also be taught basic IT skills and packages such as word, and how to receive and send emails.

Year 8

In Food Technology, students will create the following dishes: Apple Pie, Quiche, Pasties, 12 Small Cakes, Swiss Roll, Lasagne, Chicken Curry, Pasta bake and Muffins.  Students will learn safe food handling processes and how to produce complex dishes.

In Construction Technology, students will complete the Helicopter Toy Project.  During this project, students will learn how to use CAD/CAM, (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture), develop skills using a coping saw and develop their knowledge of softwoods and manufactured woods.

In Engineering, students will design and make a Candle Holder and a Pine box.  Students will learn to use wood working tools, make accurate marking of materials and develop a knowledge of plastics.

In Computer Aided Design and Manufacture students will design and produce an engraved product using the laser cutter and the Design Package 2D Design.  Students will also be taught basic IT skills and packages such as word, and how to receive and send emails.

Year 9

In Year 9, students will choose one or more pathways to study in more depth in preparation for their GCSE options which they will start in Year 10.

In Design Technology, students will research, design and produce the following products: Lamp and a Wooden Stool.  Throughout the year, they will learn about design movements and how to research, produce a specification, design and develop a product and develop the knowledge to manufacture it.

In Engineering, students will produce a Mug Tree, CD holder and Crème Egg holder.  They will learn about engineering drawing types, how to produce a compliant engineering drawing, how to work accurately in a variety of different materials and learn the working properties of a range of materials.

In Food Technology, students will study towards a Food Hygiene Certificate and learn how to design, plan and produce a range of dishes.  They will learn about nutrition, food safety and food preparation and presentation skills.

Key Stage 4

Course Title: Engineering
Qualification: BTEC First Award
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Examination : 25%                               Coursework : 75%
Description of Course:

This course provides:

  • An exciting course for students interested in the wider aspects of technology & engineering
  • A large proportion of practical engineering in Electronics, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design
  • An opportunity to participate in Engineering workshop activities

 

Course Title: Hospitality
Qualification: BTEC First Award
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Examination : 25%                               Coursework : 75%
Description of Course:

The qualification includes Food preparation, cooking and presentation; the industry; food hygiene and health and safety; nutrition and menu planning; preparation and presentation; costing and portion control; costing menus and hospitality events; investigation and use of specialist equipment; communicating, record keeping and teamwork; environmental responsibilities related to catering operations; types of service provided and the related client groups; customer care and standards of service; planning for functions and events; job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training.

Course Title: Product Design
Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: AQA
Examination : 40%                             Coursework : 60%
Description of Course:

This course requires students to produce individual and unique products from plastics, metals, woods, card, in fact any material they want, with the aid of new technologies such as CAD/CAM. Theory is taught alongside the practical work to ensure that the students understand the manufacturing and production processes.

In Year 10 a wide range of written and practical tasks are used to give students a high standard of skills and techniques to ensure they achieve good examination results. We are keen to deliver a course that the students are excited about studying. With this in mind we will be allowing the students to select projects from the area that they would most like to study.

  • Packaging/Graphics
  • Electronics/Packaging
  • Product Design/Packaging
  • Textiles/Graphics
  • Architecture/packaging

In Year 11 and in consultation with their teacher, students will chose a design brief for a product that they will design and make eg. Working IPod docking station.

 

In 2018-2019 the Product Design GCSE will be replaced by Design Technology.

Course Title: Design Technology
Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: AQA
Examination : 50%                             Coursework : 50%
Description of Course:

This course requires students to produce individual and unique products from plastics, metals, woods, card, in fact any material they want, with the aid of new technologies such as CAD/CAM. Theory is taught alongside the practical work to ensure that the students understand the manufacturing and production processes.

In Year 10 a wide range of written and practical tasks are used to give students a high standard of skills and techniques to ensure they achieve good examination results. We are keen to deliver a course that the students are excited about studying. With this in mind we will be allowing the students to select projects from the area that they would most like to study.  Students will learn about a wider range of materials and processes than would have been required on the previous Product Design course.

In Year 11 and in consultation with their teacher, students will chose a design brief for a product that they will design and make eg. Working IPod docking station.