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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 7Year 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?

  • Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener
  • Ingredients for food lessons

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?

  • They will have continuous assessment throughout the year on practical work and design folders.
  • Homework will include the following during the Key Stage:
  • Researching a range of products, compiling mood boards, mind maps, flowcharts etc, undertaking surveys and questionnaires, generating ideas, writing a plan of work, using the internet for research, acquiring specific ingredients, materials and resources, doing additional practical work (at lunchtimes or after school), writing up what they did in lessons, planning class presentations, and evaluating projects.

KS3 material contributions

  • To enable the Technology department to offer a full range of exciting projects during KS3 we ask for a materials contribution of £10 in year 7. This contribution covers all the materials and processes involved in the manufacture of 6 quality products.
  • For students starting in year 7 we ask for a contribution of £10 to cover all the projects over KS3
  • For students starting in year 8 we are asking for a materials contribution of £5.50 to cover the remainder of KS3 (as parents have already paid £4.50).

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 skillsMandatoryInternally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft itemsMandatoryInternally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 03 Respond to a craft briefMandatoryExternally assessed assignment
Unit 04 Produce final craft workMandatoryInternally 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

  • 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 will my child be assessed in KS4

  • They will have continuous assessment throughout the year on practical work and design folders.
  • Homework will include the following during the Key Stage:
  • Researching a range of products, compiling mood boards, mind maps, flowcharts etc, undertaking surveys and questionnaires, generating ideas, writing a plan of work, using the internet for research, acquiring specific ingredients, materials and resources, doing additional practical work (at lunchtimes or after school), writing up what they did in lessons, planning class presentations, and evaluating projects.
  • On-going folder work will have targets written from the teacher which can be used to support your child.

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

  • They will have continuous assessment throughout the year on practical work and design folders.
  • Homework will include the following:
  • Researching a range of products, compiling mood boards, mind maps, flowcharts etc, undertaking surveys and questionnaires, generating ideas, writing a plan of work, using the internet for research, acquiring specific ingredients, materials and resources, doing additional practical work (at lunchtimes or after school), writing up what they did in lessons, planning class presentations, and evaluating projects.
  • On-going folder work will have targets written from the teacher which can be used to support your child.

 Authenticity control – research and preparation may be completed under limited supervision. However, all work, with the exception of research and preparation, should be completed by students under informal supervision. This means that the centre must ensure that plagiarism does not take place, that sources used by students are clearly recorded and that each students' preparation for the final production of the work is his/her own.

Feedback control – teachers may review students' work and may provide advice at a general level. Teachers, however, must not provide detailed and specific advice on how the draft may be improved to meet the assessment criteria. The nature of any guidance provided and the details of any feedback given must be clearly recorded. Students may be guided as to the approach they might adopt but the outcome must remain their own. Likewise, feedback may evaluate progress to date and propose suggested broad approaches for improvement but the detailed correction or annotation of work for feedback purposes is not allowed.

Time control – each student should produce a design folder (paper or electronic) and a completed outcome. It is expected that the total activity should take approximately 45 hours to complete, including preparation but not including additional time for the teaching and learning of the subject content. We are keen to encourage succinctness and a focussed approach to this task and for this reason it is expected that the design folder should consist of approximately 20 pages of A3 paper (or the A4 or electronic equivalent). Examinations Officers should contact AQA Candidate Services for advice on any students who may need special consideration and, therefore, may require additional time.

Collaboration control – the work of individual students may be informed by working with others, for example when undertaking research, but students must provide an individual response in the task outcome.

Resources – students' access to resources is likely to be determined by the availability in centres. Examinations Officers should contact AQA Candidate Services for advice on any students who may require the use of any special equipment.

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