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Design & Technology

Year 7

Design and Technology gives pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, through their exploration of specialist areas such as Food Technology, Systems, Product Design, Graphics and Textiles. By covering a wide range of projects in Year 7, pupils are able to combine practical skills with creative thinking and explore the use of different materials, to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. All Year 7 pupils have two hours a week in Design and Technology. Pupils rotate on a carousel system at least three times in the year, which enables them to explore and develop their confidence within the different practical subjects.

Food Technology

Pupils will learn core skills with regards to basic cookery, staying safe within a practical environment and health and nutrition. Through this pupils will be able to produce, develop and create a variety of dishes to suit the needs of their home environment and meet current eating trends.

Systems

Pupils will design and make models of simple wiring, mechanical and electrical systems that would be found in the modern world.

Product Design

Pupils will design and make a variety of craft based three-dimensional products using specialist equipment and materials such as wood, plastic and card.

Textiles

Pupils have the opportunity to learn and explore a wide range of skills and techniques in areas such as printing, fabric painting, batik, machine stitching, hand stitching and 3D material construction.


SEND support in Year 7 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate, examples include; providing revision guides or supporting with ingredient sourcing.

Year 8

Design and Technology gives pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, through their exploration of specialist areas such as Food Technology, Systems, Product Design, and Graphics. By covering a wide range of projects in Year 8, pupils are able to combine practical skills with creative thinking and explore the use of different materials, to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. All Year 8 pupils have one hour a week in Design and Technology. Pupils rotate on a carousel system at least three times in the year, which enables them to explore and develop their confidence within the different practical subjects.

Food Technology

Pupils will learn core skills with regards to basic cookery, staying safe within a practical environment and health and nutrition. Through this pupils will be able to produce, develop and create a variety of dishes to suit the needs of their home environment and meet current eating trends.

Resistant Materials and Systems

Pupils will design and make models of simple wiring, mechanical and electrical systems that would be found in the modern world.

Product Design

Pupils will design and make a variety of craft based three-dimensional products using specialist equipment and materials such as wood, plastic and card.

SEND support in Year 8 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate, examples include; providing revision guides or supporting with ingredient sourcing.

 

Year 9

Food Studies

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of; the Hospitality industry, food production and the science of food. This includes activates such as; marketing and promotion, cooking, food and beverage service, accommodation services and finance.
Although this qualification is ideal for learners wishing to enter Hospitality and Catering industries, it provides others real opportunities to apply a range of business skill sets, such as; finance through costings and profit management, marketing through advertising and consumer awareness, while encompassing core skills such as; communication and teamwork and handling pressurised environments, which increases self-esteem and sets individuals apart from others.
This qualification also provides learners an opportunity to undertake work experience through providing services to a variety of different school events as well as planning and undertaking a Senior Citizens Christmas party.

SEND support in Year 9 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mr Hall.

Foundation Studies in Design Technology

This qualification encourages learners to continue the development of their practical skills and knowledge of existing Technology subjects. Pupils will continue this development through the focused study of materials, techniques and processes in the workshop environment.
Learners will expand their understanding of Design and Technology by exploring the world of crafting and manufacture. They will be taught how to develop their design and making skills through the exploration of products which could be manufactured on an industrial scale. Drawing skills, crafting techniques, use of workshop machinery and a further development of computer aided design and manufacturing will be taught through the development of a variety of products, and enterprise activities.
Pupils will also learn about hand tools, equipment, machinery and materials commonly used to perform construction tasks. They will learn the importance of health, safety and welfare issues associated with undertaking such tasks and activities.
This course could benefit pupils wishing to pursue a career in any of the following areas; Graphic Design, Product Design, Design, 3D Art and Design, Construction Engineering, Architecture and Construction Trades.
SEND support in Year 9 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mrs Gallagher.

BTEC Health and Social Care Tech Award

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care enables students to get to know the core care values, develop valuable skills and explore potential careers. It is a practical introduction to life and work in the sector and the students will be able to:
• develop their knowledge and understanding of the sector
• appreciate the importance of care values
• analyse and evaluate their skills.
The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

These components build on each other to motivate students by helping them put what they’ve learned into practice and grow in confidence.

SEND support in Year 9 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mrs Sheppard or visiting the following website:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/teaching-and-learning-materials/First-Look_Guide_BTEC_Tech_Award_in_Health_and_Social_Care.pdf

 

Year 10

Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering

This qualification provides learners with a core depth of knowledge and a range of specialist and general skills that will support their progression to further learning and employment, such as:
Knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and catering industry
Develops ability to plan, prepare and cook dishes
Develops practical skills for the catering industry.
Develops an awareness of marketing and promotion, accommodation services and finance.

Although this qualification is ideal for learners wishing to enter Hospitality and Catering industries, it provides others real opportunities to apply a range of business skill sets, such as; finance through costing and profit management, marketing through advertising and consumer awareness, while encompassing core skills such as; communication and teamwork and handling pressurised environments, which increases self-esteem and sets individuals apart from others.
This qualification also provides learners an opportunity to undertake work experience through providing services to a variety of different school events as well as planning and undertaking a Senior Citizens Christmas party.
The qualification includes one externally assessed examination worth 50% of the overall qualification and one controlled assessment task which make up 50% of the qualification. The main topics covered are aspects of the Hospitality industry, working in the Hospitality industry, food safety and health and safety in the Hospitality industry and planning, preparing, cooking and finishing food.
SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate, examples include; providing revision guides or supporting with ingredient sourcing.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mr Hall or visiting the following website:
https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/


GCSE Three-Dimensional Design

Students undertaking this subject explore practical and relevant critical and contextual sources such as the work of historical and contemporary three-dimensional designers and makers, as well as the different purposes, intentions and functions of three-dimensional design. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to work creatively with processes, techniques and materials through computer-aided design; model making; prototyping; constructing and assembling.

The course is made up of a portfolio of work which is 60% of the qualification and an internal examination which is 40% of the qualification.

SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mrs Gallagher or visiting the following website:
https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/art-and-design/gcse/eduqas-gcse-art-and-design-spec-from-2016.pdf

BTEC Health and Social Care Tech Award

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care enables students to get to know the core care values, develop valuable skills and explore potential careers. It is a practical introduction to life and work in the sector and the students will be able to:
• develop their knowledge and understanding of the sector
• appreciate the importance of care values
• analyse and evaluate their skills
The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

These components build on each other to motivate students by helping them put what they’ve learned into practice and grow in confidence.

SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mrs Sheppard or visiting the following website:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/teaching-and-learning-materials/First-Look_Guide_BTEC_Tech_Award_in_Health_and_Social_Care.pdf

 

Year 11

BTEC Health and Social Care Tech Award

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care enables students to get to know the core care values, develop valuable skills and explore potential careers. It is a practical introduction to life and work in the sector and the students will be able to:
• develop their knowledge and understanding of the sector
• appreciate the importance of care values
• analyse and evaluate their skills
The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

These components build on each other to motivate students by helping them put what they’ve learned into practice and grow in confidence.

SEND support in Year 11 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mrs Sheppard or visiting the following website:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/teaching-and-learning-materials/First-Look_Guide_BTEC_Tech_Award_in_Health_and_Social_Care.pdf

BTEC First in Construction

This is a vocational course designed for pupils who have an interest in the construction industry, whether it be as a Construction Engineer, Architect, or Construction Trade such as Joiner, Electrician or Plumber.

The course is made up of four separate units and each unit is worth 25%:

Unit 1: Construction Technology. A one hour examination associated with how buildings are planned and constructed. What makes them stay up, the materials and processes used to build them and all the component parts that together make a structure to live and work in.

Unit 2: Building Design. (Coursework) Pupils will design and model a house for a specific client within a limited budget.

Unit 3: Construction science and mathematics. (Coursework) Pupils will be required to solve a whole series of mathematical and scientific problems directly associated with buildings and general construction.

Unit 6: Exploring Carpentry and joinery. (Coursework)
Pupils will learn about the hand tools and materials commonly used to perform carpentry and joinery tasks. They will understand the importance of health, safety and welfare issues associated with carpentry and joinery tasks. They will be able to apply safe working practices to mark out and form joints for timber frames to a given specification to an accuracy of + / - 1mm.

This is a perfect course for students who want experience in the trade industry and it will give you a good base of knowledge and understanding that employers are looking for.

SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mr Hall, Mrs Gallagher or visiting the following website:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/construction-and-the-built-environment-2013-nqf.html

BTEC First in Hospitality and Catering

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in the Hospitality industry, such as; marketing and promotion, cooking, food and beverage service, accommodation services and finance.
Although this qualification is ideal for learners wishing to enter Hospitality and Catering industries, it provides others real opportunities to apply a range of business skill sets, such as; finance through costings and profit management, marketing through advertising and consumer awareness, while encompassing core skills such as; communication and teamwork and handling pressurised environments, which increases self-esteem and sets individuals apart from others.
This qualification also provides learners an opportunity to undertake work experience through providing services to a variety of different school events as well as planning and undertaking a Senior Citizens Christmas party.
The qualification includes one externally assessed examination worth 25% of the overall qualification and three coursework tasks which make up 75% of the qualification. The main topics covered are aspects of the Hospitality industry, working in the Hospitality industry, food safety and health and safety in the Hospitality industry and planning, preparing, cooking and finishing food.
SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J. Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate, examples include; providing revision guides or supporting with ingredient sourcing.
More information regarding this subject can be obtained by speaking to Mr Hall or visiting the following website:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/hospitality-2013-nqf.html


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