What is the Department Vision?

Design and technology is a practical and valuable subject. It enables students to actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves, their community and their nation. We aim to teach pupils how to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. To help them develop a critical understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world. Additionally, it will provide excellent opportunities for students to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature both in their own designing and when evaluating the work of others.

KS3

What will my child be studying?

Year 7 Year 8
RM RobotHeadphone holderDT Theory of Design

 

Design and Manufacture project

 

Graphics

 

Healthy eating

 

Health and safety

 

Basic cooking skills

 

 

Pizza project

Cushion project

 

Multi-cultural design

 

Re-cycling

 

Fabric embellishment

 

Design and manufacture Project PD/RMElectronic Pic ProductEngineering Project

 

Multi-cultural foods

 

Vegetarianism

 

Designing for economy

 

Ethical foods

 

Environmental issues

 

Functions of ingredients

 

Nutrition

 

Hat project

 

Pattern design

 

Pattern cutting

 

What equipment will my child need?

How will my child be assessed in KS3 Design Technology

Ensuring they bring the necessary ingredients, materials and equipment. Helping them with any homework, giving them the opportunities to make products at home. Encouraging them to use websites such as www.technologystudent.com

How can I support my child through KS3 Design Technology?

KS3 material contributions

KS4

What exam board do we use? AQA/NCFE

Food Technology, http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-food-technology-4545

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

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

Textiles Technology. http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-textiles-technology-4570

NCFE V-certs Craft http://www.ncfe.org.uk/media/271672/L2%20Creative%20Craft%20-%20Qualification%20specification.pdf

How is the course assessed?

40% examination and 60% coursework at GCSE

NCFE 75% coursework and 25% externally assessed unit

How long are the examinations?

2 hours for GCSE

None NCFE

Are there controlled assessments?

Yes. From Easter of Year 10 to February half term of Year 11 for GCSE

NCFE throughout the course.

What is covered on the course?

GCSE courses will have a variety of smaller projects introducing skills in a variety of material areas. The major project will be chosen from the examination boards briefs.

NCFE

Unit number and title Mandatory/optional Assessment
Unit 01 Exploring craft and enterprise skills Mandatory Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft items Mandatory Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 03 Respond to a craft brief Mandatory Externally assessed assignment
Unit 04 Produce final craft work Mandatory Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Where would we suggest visiting?

Resistant Materials – Garden Centre to look at the products available and Ikea to look at flat pack furniture.

Food Technology –  supermarkets and farm shops to see product ranges, the chocolate experience in York is a valuable experience, cafes, bakeries and coffee shops to experience products available.

Textile Technology – Salts Mill in Bradford for the Textile exhibition Knit and Stitch show in Harrogate.  Quilting museum in York is also a valuable experience.

Product Design – Wakefield Sculpture Park including visiting the shop to have a look at products. Leeds Art Gallery design shop.

What websites would you recommend?

http://technologystudent.com/

http://www.nutritionprogram.co.uk

http://meatandeducation.redmeatinfo.com

www.nutrition.org.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

https://www.pinterest.com/

What equipment will my child need?

Food ingredients every week for practical work,  coursework folder and A3 paper. Pencil case with equipment including coloured pencils.  Revision guide – purchased from school

How can I support my child through KS4

How will my child be assessed in KS4

KS5

What exam board do we use? (provide link to exam board website)

AQA Design technology –  Product Design – 3D design http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-3d-2550

AQA Design Technology – Food http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/a-level/design-and-technology-food-technology-2540

AQA Design technology – Product Design Textiles http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-textiles-2560

How is the course assessed?

50% Examination 50% coursework.

How long are the examinations?

2 hours

Are there controlled assessments?

Yes – Design folder and practical work throughout the course

What is covered on the course?

A-level Design and Technology: Product Design (3-D Design and Textiles) helps students take a broad view of design and technology, develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing

A-level Design and Technology: Food Technology has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, and food science and nutrition, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Where would we suggest visiting?

Product Design – 3D design – Wakefield Sculpture Park including visiting the shop to have a look at products. Leeds Art Gallery design shop. Ikea for Flat pack Furniture. Design Museum in London.

Food – Gastro pubs and restaurants to investigate products available and presentation of dishes, Cadbury world, supermarkets, farm shops and farmers markers.

Product Design Textiles – Salts Mill in Bradford for the Textile exhibition Knit and Stitch show in Harrogate.  Quilting museum in York is also a valuable experience.

What websites would you recommend?

http://www.designboom.com/

http://www.nutritionprogram.co.uk

https://www.pinterest.com/

http://meatandeducation.redmeatinfo.com

http://designmuseum.org/

http://www.designboom.com/

www.nutrition.org.uk

What equipment will my child need?

Food ingredients every week for practical work, coursework folder and A3 paper supplied from school. Pencil case with equipment including coloured pencils.

How can I support my child through KS5 Design Technology

Ensuring they bring the necessary ingredients, materials and equipment. Helping them with any homework, giving them the opportunities to make products at home.
Encouraging them to use websites such as pinterest.

How will my child be assessed in KS5 Design Technology