Design & Technology

Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Pupils are taught in sets during years 7 and 8.

Year 7: Food and Cooking (1 lesson per week for 18 weeks)
Pupils will:
● learn where food originates; “from field to fork”
● learn how to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically;
● apply their knowledge of healthy eating based on the Eatwell Guide to make informed choices;
● develop their knowledge and understanding of ingredients and healthy eating;
● develop food preparation skills and cooking techniques.

Year 8: Diet and Health (1 lesson per week for 18 weeks)
Pupils will:
● learn how to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically and to apply their knowledge of nutrition;
● further develop food preparation and cooking techniques;
● be able to apply their knowledge to make informed choices.

Year 9: Making Choices (1 lesson per week all year)
Points to Note
Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups.
Pupils will:
● extend their knowledge and understanding of food, diet and health through life stages;
● extend food preparation and cooking techniques;
● develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently;

Key Stage 4 Information

WJEC Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering gives pupils the opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and catering operations. In this qualification, pupils will also have the opportunity to develop some food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication.

WJEC Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering
Successful completion of this qualification could support entry to qualifications that develop specific skills for work in hospitality and catering such as:
● Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills
● Level 2 Certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service Skills
● Level or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Where the WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is achieved together with other relevant Level 1/2 qualifications, such as GCSEs in English and Maths and Science, learners may be able to access Level 3 qualifications relevant to the hospitality and catering sector, such as:
● WJEC Level 3 Food, Science and Nutrition (certificate and diploma)
● Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
● Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision

Year 10 and 11
Pupils will:
● understand the importance of nutrition when planning menus
● understand menu planning
● be able to cook dishes
● Understand the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate
● Understand how hospitality and catering provision operates
● Understand how hospitality and catering provision meets health and safety requirements
● Know how food can cause ill health
● Be able to propose a hospitality and catering provision to meet specific requirements

Assessment
External assessment Unit 1: Written exam, 90 minutes, Hospitality and Catering will be externally assessed using an on-line external assessment in June
Internal assessment Unit 2: Non exam assessment will be internally assessed; will include research, prepare, cook and present dishes.

Links to Exam Board Specifications
View the specification document (http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/WJEC-Level%201-2%20Award-Hospitality-and-Catering-Spec-A.pdf).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • Inter house cooking competition
  • Additional learning session one night per week

Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Pupils are taught in sets during years 7 and 8.

Year 7
Pupils will complete:
● Graphics – A chocolate novelty and promotional materials including the use of the laser cutter.
● Product Design – An electronic device holder made from plastic and involves laser cutting and shaping plastics.
● C.A.D – A selection of interior and exterior views of buildings using 3D drawing skills and specialist computer software.
● Paper Engineering – A pop-up book in the style of Robert Sabuda that incorporates a selection of pop-up mechanisms.

Year 8
Pupils will complete:
● Graphics – An earphone wrap which is produced on the laser cutter, and accompanying packaging.
● Product Design – An architectural clock that incorporates both woods and plastics, and traditional woodworking techniques.
● Electronics – An LED bracelet/wristband that would be suitable for use at a music festival.
● C.A.D – A mini retro robot keyring using 3D modelling software and 3D printing.

Year 9
Points to Note
Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups
Pupils will complete:
● Graphics – A range of world food restaurant packaging using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. A communication device and packaging using 3D modelling software and Adobe software.
● Resistant Materials – A pendant/keyring and accompanying packaging made through metal casting. A set of wooden bookends based on iconic designs from past to present. A pair of salt and pepper shakers based on the Alessi design company.

Key Stage 4 Information

Year 10 and 11

GCSE Graphics (AQA)
Pupils will:
● design and make products with creativity and originality;
● using a range of graphic and modelling materials;
● be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible;
● learn to use, understand and apply colour and design through images;
● develop spatial concepts and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation;
● design and make products using graphic media and new technologies to prepare them for the world of work.

Assessment
External assessment Unit 1: 40% Written exam (2 hours).
Internal assessment Unit 2: 60% Non exam assessment will be internally assessed, project based.

Links to Exam Board Specifications
View the specification document (http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4550-W-SP-14.PDF).

Level 1/2 Engineering Design (Cambridge National)
This qualification is part of the new Cambridge Nationals in Engineering suite. It is aimed at students who wish to study the processes involved in designing engineered products.
Pupils will:
● research and take part in practical activities.
● understand the requirements of a design specification.
● understand how market requirements and opportunities inform client briefs.
● use practical skills such as drawing, computer modelling and model making to communicate design ideas.

Assessment
External assessment Unit 105: 25% Written exam (2 hours).
Internal assessment Unit 106, 107, 108: 75% Non exam assessment will be internally assessed, 3 x projects.
● Unit R106: Product analysis and research
● Unit R107: Developing and presenting engineering designs
● Unit R108: 3D design realisation

Links to Exam Board Specifications
View the specification document (http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/150704-specification.pdf).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Additional learning session one night per week

Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Pupils are taught in sets during years 7 and 8.

Year 7 (1 lesson per week for 18 weeks)
Pupils will:
● learn how to complete a variety of embroidery stitches;
● make a needle case;
● use the design process ie developing skills including analysing, designing and evaluating;
● make a mascot using different embroidery stitches.

Year 8
Pupils will:
● use the design process developing skills including analysing, designing and evaluating;
● make a cushion using a range of practical skills including tie dying and an introduction to machining.

Year 9 (1 lesson per week all year)
Points to Note
Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups.
Pupils will:
● design and make different products throughout the year using the design process. They will develop skills including analysing, designing and evaluating.
● Pupils will make a door stop, apron pennant bag or flag modelling a variety of decorative techniques and developing machine skills.

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