Design and Technology

KS3 Resistant Materials

Involves four projects in year 7 and 8; the money box and door plaque projects focus on basic design and make tasks including designing and tool knowledge. Students use lots of hand and electrical tools to work with plywood, MDF and Pine. These are predominantly base knowledge skills required to understand material properties and tools. In year 8 students build on their knowledge of the subject using different tools (soldering equipment, line bender, laser cutter) and materials (plastic and solid metals) to build a small MP3 speaker.

KS4 Resistant Materials

In year 9 and 10 students build a verity of design and make tasks in the ‘style’ of controlled assessment to give a practical yet realistic insight into the year 11 focused project. Projects typically include a ‘better’ money box, bird house, gift shop product, mobile phone holder etc based on students existing knowledge, level and capabilities. These projects cover most of the design folder sheets seen in a typical CA design folder and build on prior skills to give varied outcomes by students; moving away from KS3 but bridging the gap to year 11 CA.

In year 11 students work from September to March in lessons on their controlled assessment before focused revision sessions March until May on their exam preparation and knowledge. After school catch up and revision clubs are provided for students to attend to build on their knowledge/CA. Exam board - AQA

KS4 Electronics

In year 11 students work from September to March in lessons on their controlled assessment before focused revision sessions March until May on their exam preparation and knowledge. After school catch up and revision clubs are provided for students to attend to build on their knowledge/CA.

Exam board - AQA

KS3 Textiles

Involves 2 projects in year 7 and 8; the ‘Maritime’ project and ‘Monster Hats’ project. These projects focus on basic design and make tasks including designing, tool and materials knowledge. Students use lots of different textiles techniques including hand embroidery, safe use of the sewing machine, appliqué and textile product construction. These are predominantly base knowledge skills required to understand material properties textiles techniques and tools. In year 8 students build on their knowledge of the subject using different techniques and materials to make a fleece ‘Monster Hat’ and start to consider the needs of a specific target consumer..

KS4 Textiles

In year 9 and 10 students build a verity of design and make tasks in the ‘style’ of controlled assessment to give a practical yet realistic insight into the year 11 focused project. Projects typically include the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ project, ‘Animal Hat’ project and ‘Craft’ project etc based on students existing knowledge, level and capabilities. These projects cover most of the design folder sheets seen in a typical CA design folder and build on prior skills to give varied outcomes by students; moving away from KS3 but bridging the gap to year 11 CA.

In year 11 students work from September to March in lessons on their controlled assessment before focused revision sessions March until May on their exam preparation and knowledge. After school catch up and revision clubs are provided for students to attend to build on their knowledge/CA. Exam board - AQA

KS3 Food

Involves 2 projects in year 7 and 8. In year 7 students complete an introduction to Food Technology project where they learn the basic skills on food preparation and nutrition, in year 8 students complete a design and make task including designing and tool knowledge around the theme of Pizza products.

KS4 Food

In year 9 and 10 students build a verity of design and make tasks in the ‘style’ of controlled assessment to give a practical yet realistic insight into the year 11 focused project. Projects typically include: the bread project, the salads project, the main meals project, cookies and muffins project etc based on students existing knowledge, level and capabilities. These projects cover most of the design folder sheets seen in a typical CA design folder and build on prior skills to give varied outcomes by students; moving away from KS3 but bridging the gap to year 11 CA.

In year 11 students work from September to March in lessons on their controlled assessment before focused revision sessions March until May on their exam preparation and knowledge. After school catch up and revision clubs are provided for students to attend to build on their knowledge/CA.

Exam board - AQA

KS3 Product design

Involves 2 projects in year 7 and 8. In year 7 students complete an introduction to Product Design project where they learn the basic skills in graphics and CAD CAM, in year 8 students complete a design and make tasks including designing and tool knowledge around the theme of perfume/aftershave bottle design.

Extra Curricular

The Design and Technology department offers a wide range of of extra curricular activities to promote enrichment and develop valuable life skills. The clubs that we offer include a fashion and enterprise project that is delivered in conjunction with Humberside Police, a theatre and costume design club that combines skills from bot the textiles and resistant materials subject areas to produce stage sets, costumes and props as a joint venture wit the Drama department. Students are also able to come along to watch Jamies 30minute meals on a lunchtime to provide with home cooking inspiration and then an evening cooking club takes place to turn their cooking ideas into reality. The department also runs weekly controlled assessment catch up sessions where they can come along and make sure that they are all unto date with their controlled assessment.

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