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Technology subjects

Design and Technology:

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”  Thomas Edison

“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.”  Joseph Wood Krutch

“It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.”  John Brunner

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, you develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.

Director of Technologies:  Mr C Verrall ([email protected])

Key Stage 3:

“This has given me more confidence in my ability to design and make my solution to a problem”.  Jack - Year 8.

Year 7 rotation 1:

Health & Safety – Working safety in the workshop environment

The Design Cycle - Designing a product

Workshop tools and processes 1 - Safe and effective use of tools and processes

Year 7 rotation 2:

Product design development - Product manufacture.

Packaging Design - Product assessment against brief. Testing.

Year 8:

Term 1 - Health & Safety

  • Working safely in the workshop environment.
  • The Design Cycle 2 - designing a product.
  • Workshop tools and processes - safe and effective use of tools and processes.

Term 2 - Product design development

  • Product manufacture.
  • Packaging Design - product assessment against brief. Testing.
  • Workshop tools and processes - designing suitable packaging.

Term 3 - CAD/CAM Use of 2D Design Software

  • Creating a CNC program.
  • 2D Design software - laser cutter.
  • Laser cutter - 3D printer demonstration.

Term 4 - CAD/CAM, 3D Computer Modelling and 3D printer

  • Use of 3D modelling software package.

Term 5 - Basic Electronics

  • Electronic components and simple circuit manufacture.

Term 6 - Textiles Materials

  • Fibres / fabrics. 
  • Production techniques.

Key Stage 4:

“I have learned a lot about the working properties of materials which has helped me in my other subjects like Science and Mathematics”. Lauren - Year 9.

Year 9:

The start of the AQA GCSE Syllabus

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology from Sept 2017

Spec code: 8552

QAN: 603/0984/2

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

Term 1 - Industry and enterprise

Term 2 - Sustainability and the environment

Term 3 - People, culture and society

Term 4 - Production techniques and systems

Term 5 - Informing design decisions

Term 6 - Own mini project

Year 10:

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology from Sept 2017

Spec code: 8552

QAN: 603/0984/2

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

Term 1 - Energy, materials, systems and devices

Term 2 - Materials and their working properties

Term 3 - Special technical principles

Term 4 - Specialist technical principles

Term 5 - Recap on various subjects:  drawing, sketching - 3D Software packages

Term 6 - Manufacturing practical prior to project

Year 11:

Term 1 - Topic revision

Term 2 - Manufacturing practical prior to project. Exam revision – previous papers.

Term 3 - Practical task

Term 4 - Practical task

Term 5 - Exam revision.  Written exam paper.

Key Stage 5:

“I am looking forward to learning in more depth about the manufacturing processes and the materials that are used in modern day items”. Matt - Year 12.

Year AQA A-Level: Design & Technology: Product Design (7552) from Sept 2017

Spec code: 7552

QAN: 603/1133/2

Please see the specification and the topics covered by using the following link

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/as-and-a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-7552/subject-content/technical-principles

Useful web links or books:

GCSE:

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology: M.J. Ross: PG Online: ISBN: 978-1-910523-10-0

Engineering GCSE Neil Godfrey and Steve Wallis: Nelson Thornes: ISBN 0-7487-8551-5

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

GCE:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/as-and-a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-7552/subject-content/technical-principles

Food Technology (cooking and nutrition):

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”  Paul Prudhomme

Cooking and nutrition is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, you develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.

Key Stage 3:

“I have liked learning how to cook healthy food and how we should eat properly to look after our bodies.”  Amy - Year 7

Year 7:

Health & Safety and Basic Skills - Using the hob & oven, developing knife skills and rubbing in.

Year 8:

Term 1 - Sauce making methods for variety of sweet & savoury products

Term 2 - Origins & functions of sugar

Term 3 - Food choice: reasons why people choose different foods

Term 4 - Ethical issues: treatment of farmed animals and sustainability.

Term 5 - Product development, afternoon tea project