Design & Technology – Curriculum Provision and Organisation
Key Stage 3
We enable students to learn Design and Technology in Year 7 and 8 through a range of full design and make activities, focused practical activities and disassembly tasks. These are carried out in teams and individually where appropriate. Design and Technology is taught through Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Graphic Products, Product Design, Resistant Materials and Systems and Control. Students move to work in different materials areas during the year.
At the start of each module pupils are given an outline of the course requirements and we discuss the assessment scheme and targets. Design folios are generally in an A4 format with evidence of the product produced featuring in the pupils folder either by photograph or using an annotated drawing. Work is assessed according to the department policy. We reward effort and excellence through the whole school rewards system. Homework is set according to the whole school policy.
KS4 GCSE Design Technology
All students who choose to will study a full GCSE course in Design and Technology. This subject will be taught through four different material areas which you can select. These are Catering, Product Design, Resistant Materials Technology and Textiles Technology.
Students will be required to build on their experiences of the subject at Key Stage 3, developing a core of knowledge and understanding through designing and making activities. Coursework accounts for a significant part of all four courses.