Design and technology promotes pupils’ intellectual and practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.Pupils develop a variety of skills and techniques such as product analysis, information and presentation drawing, computer aided design, (CAD) the use of modelling tools and machines, and computer aided manufacture, (CAM).The underpinning skills are theoretical knowledge and designing and making. Consumer issues, Branding, Safety, Human Factors and Sustainability Material focus – Paper and card Printing and packaging methods Design & Make task – based on manufacturing in quantity, e.g.
If you choose to study any of the D&T courses at KS4, you will experience working in different disciplines and learn a wide range of design and practical skills. Students can choose from: Food & Nutrition, Product Design and Textiles.
Specification GCSE (9-1) WJEC Eduqas Course Description As part of this three year GCSE course, students complete the Jamie Oliver BTEC Level 2 in Home Cooking skills.
Computer Aided Design, (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM- our laser cutting machine) are used throughout the course. Therefore, in order to help develop students’ curiosity and inventiveness for new products we encourage students to: Specification: AQA 4570 Course Description Textiles Technology is essentially a practical subject, in which students will learn how to design and make, using creativity and originality.
Students are also involved in creating the packaging, labelling and instructions as part of the complete product design proposal. There is one tier of assessment covering grades A*-G. Pupils will use a variety of materials, techniques and processes in order to plan, make and evaluate their own textiles garments.
This provides them with an excellent skills base which they continue to build on in years 10 and 11.
Food Preparation and Nutrition is a course which has been developed in consultation with the British Nutrition Foundation.In Key Stage 3 students are taught the four Technology subjects (Product Design, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Food) in mixed ability groups.Students will cover all areas for 2 hours a week on a carousel basis throughout the year.Computer Aided Design, in relation to textile manufacture, is explored and students will understand procedures used throughout industry. This is sat at the end of Year 11 and tests students’ knowledge and understanding of materials and processes through a combination of short, long and drawing style questions.The influences of environmental, social and ethical issues, surrounding textile manufacturing, are also covered. There is one tier of assessment covering grades A*-G. Unit 2: Designing and making Practice - 60% of total marks. This is a controlled assessment project consisting of a single design and make activity selected from a range of exam board tasks.They are modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices.More information on these can be found at: Edexcel Product Design: Graphic Products Advanced Subsidiary (Code 89R01/2) description The course is designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between designing, graphic and resistant materials, manufacture and marketing.At Key Stage 4 these subjects form part of the options process and can be selected by students to study up to GCSE level.Students will be awarded a grade A-G following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11.Assessments to track progress are set regularly throughout each half term.With feedback being related to GCSE criteria to highlight areas of strength and development throughout the course.