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Design & Technology
The aim of the curriculum for D&T is found in the National Curriculum document for Design and Technology. This states the following:
The importance of design and technology
Design and technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
Our Curriculum Offer
Key Stage 3
Currently, all students work with a range of materials, tools and equipment throughout years 7, 8 and 9.
Below is a selection of projects:
* Licence to cook
* Photo frames
* Desk tidy
* Steady hand game
* 2012 press kit
Key Stage 4
Currently, we offer a Design and Technology GCSE in:
• Resistant Materials
• Food and Nutrition
• Graphic Products
Key Stage 5
We offer both an AS and A2 in Graphic Communication.
The AS course is divided into 2 units: -
- Coursework Portfolio – a portfolio of work that derives from various starting points or themes. It will include practical work that shows exploration, research and acquisition of graphic skills.
- Controlled Assignment – a minimum of 3 weeks’ preparation work and a 5-hour practical exam.
The A2 course is divided into 2 units: -
- Specialist Project – a major project that has a personal significance. Included in this will be a related personal study that will be between 1000 and 3000 words.
- A Controlled Test – a minimum of 3 weeks’ preparation work and a 15-hour practical final exam.
News and highlights:
Students of Food have reported that they are cooking meals at home, which brings a smile to the teacher's face.
Department Staff List 2012/2013:
|Ms M Prentice||Subject Leader|
|Mr D Alexander||Deputy Subject Leader|
|Ms C Pacquette||Project Leader|
|Mrs J Kubeyinje||Subject teacher|
|Ms Y Edwards||Subject teacher|