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Curriculum Area for Technology
Mr C Glover BEd (Hons) – Leader of Design Technology
Mrs C Hall BEd, MA (Ed) – Assistant Leader of Design Technology and teacher of Food Technology
Miss K Donovan – teacher of Design Technology
Through problem solving and technological activities the students will build up their skills and confidence to enable them to approach a manmade world as active participants in future developments whilst showing care and sensitivity for the environment. Key Stage 3 targets will be set at the start of each year. A teacher assessment of performance will be made at the end of each year, with a final KS3 level attained provided in the summer term of Year 9.
Key Stage 3 Topics Studied (Years 7 – 9)
GraphicsGraphics is a creative use of image and type that communicates, persuades and presents ideas in an uniquely inspirational way, with clarity and economy of means.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year9|
|Where food comes from||Factors that affect food choice, food availability and food waste||Consideration of consumer issues, food and its functions and new technologies in food|
|How to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically||Extending food preparation and cooking techniques, safely and with good application of food hygiene rules||Cooking a range of dishes safely and hygienically|
|Developing and applying a knowledge of healthy eating||Developing an understanding of the role of key nutrients in the diet||Applying nutritional knowledge when planning and making|
Food TechnologyFood technology is a branch of food science which deals with the actual production processes to make foods.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Basic food hygene and safety||Developing practical skills||Homemade v. convenience practical comparisons|
|Healthy eating-eat well plate||Designing and making products for a target market|
|Range of practical skills||Designing and making products for occasions.|
Key Stage 4 Topics Studied
Food Technology(This is an optional subject at KS4)
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Preparing to cook||Exploring balanced diets|
|Understanding food||Planning and producing dishes in response to a brief|
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KS4 : catch up and extra revision sessions take place on Monday after school in M23
All homework is entered on Go4Schools. In KS3 homework is set once a week, usually to bring ingredients for the next practical and occasionally to research or evaluate a particular product. In KS4 there will be two homework tasks each week, one to bring ingredients and a second task linked to an aspect of portfolio work.
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Product Design(This is an optional subject at KS4)
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Skills and understanding of metal / wood / plastic / paper / card||Planning and construction for major project|
|Introduction to CAD / CAM||Major project - based on pupils own work around set tasks by the exam board|
|Mini Project based on display / storage|
|Industrial practices in a project||Revision work, practical and theory for exam|
|Controlled assessment: 60%|
|Product design board: AQA|
Within the area we offer a number of after school activities
- STEM club – in conjunction with the Green car project, we offer a club on Thursday.
- Key Stage 3 club – used to complete work, this will run on a Tuesday night
- Key Stage 4 club – used by Year 11’s to complete coursework, they are able to work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.
All homework is set through Go4Schools – In key stage 3 it is once a week and in Key stage 4 it is the same, however with design assignments they may need to work on them over a few nights at key times.