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Technology

Subject Leader – Mrs Henderson-Moyle

Year 7

Aims: To develop student’s emerging Design and technology capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create products in each subject area.
Food: To begin to understand how to achieve a healthy balanced diet using the Eatwell Guide. To make a variety of nutritionally balanced meals and snacks. Learning how to use equipment and different cooking methods safely and hygienically.
Graphics: To begin to understand the different stages of the Design process from initial research through to final product. To develop colour theory and rendering techniques.
Two products are produced: a Block Hero and a door hanger inspired by the work of Axel Scheffler. Within these projects students gain the opportunity to learn about the importance of colour and the impact it can have within design. They also gain important cutting skills with a minimum of 3 resources that extend through their journey of key stage 3.
RM/Engineering: To begin to understand the application of the Design and Make process regarding Resistant Materials Technology. Students will manufacture a Product using craft tools in the workshop. Then they will be introduced to a project using Electronics. 
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding key words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas, weighing and bringing in ingredients for a practical.
www.technologystudent.com
www.foodafactoflife.co.uk

Year 8

Aims: To further develop and build on students’ developing Design and technology capability, combining their growing designing and making skills with further knowledge and understanding in order to create products in each subject area.
Food: To understand how to achieve a healthy, balanced diet and how to make healthy adaptations or choices using the Eatwell Guide in more depth. To make a variety of increasingly more complex balanced meals and snacks. Learning how to use a wider range of equipment and methods safely and hygienically. To begin to work more independently.
Graphics: To explore the design process and consider target market/customer base.
One extended project of Photo props and party box. Within this project students learn about Computer Aided Design by using Adobe Photoshop. Each child has the opportunity to design and make their own products in the style of popular photo booth products.

RM/Engineering: In year 8 students will develop their skills further and manufacture a more complex product with the use of CAD followed by a more challenging piece of Electronics coursework which involves more discrete components.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding key words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas, weighing and bringing in ingredients for a practical.
www.technologystudent.com
www.foodafactoflife.co.uk


Year 9

Aims
: To further develop and build on student’s developing Design and technology capability, securing their growing designing and making skills with further knowledge and understanding in order to create high quality products in each subject area.
Food: To understand how to apply healthy eating principles to their own diet and also to that of other groups of people, considering their individual needs. To make a variety of nutritionally balanced meals using a range of commonly used techniques and equipment. To work independently.
GraphicsTo begin to explore the design process more independently with a more sustained project. Extended project: Pop up card. Within this project students study the work of pop up artist, Robert Sabuda. Students then explore and research a range of pop up mechanisms before they design and make their own pop up cards. This practical application prepares them for transition into key stage 4.
RM/Engineering: In year 9 students complete a design and make task which involves problem solving and more autonomous learning while developing their electronics further, ready for engineering at KS4.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding key words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas, weighing and bringing in ingredients for a practical.
www.technologystudent.com
www.foodafactoflife.co.uk

Year 10

Eduqas Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality & Catering:
students undertake the theory and knowledge required to undertake the Unit 1 exam, attempt 1 is in the Summer term of Year 10. Whilst also gaining practical experience of a wide variety of ingredients, techniques and equipment.
GCSE Graphic Communication (Art and Design): students complete two coursework projects worth 60% of their final GCSE grade. They follow the design process. In brief: Exploring first hand observations, studying the work of other artists, experimenting with ideas, materials and designs and then finally formulating a final outcome. Work is both hand and computer generated.
BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineeringtaught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). The Award has two units that students’ centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external).
Method – Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
1. Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications – Internal (36)
2. Investigating an Engineering Product – Internal (36)
3. Responding to an Engineering Brief-External (48)

Year 11

NCFE Level 1/2  Food & Cookery:
Continue to expand the breadth of knowledge and experience of preparing food for different scenarios.  Completing work on units 2 and 4 of the specification and if necessary retaking the unit 3 exam.  This will involve compiling evidence to submit for moderation for each assessment objective.
GCSE Graphic Communication (Art & Design): students continue to work on and complete their coursework worth 60% in the Autumn term. In January of Year 11 students receive their exam paper worth 40%. The exam period lasts from January to Easter ending with a 10 hour exam. All work produced during this time is assessed as part of the exam mark.
BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering: taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). The First Award has four units that students’ centre assesses (internal) and an examination unit that Pearson sets and marks (external).
Method – Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
1. The Engineered World External 30
2. Investigating an Engineering Product Internal 30
Optional specialist
3. Health and Safety in Engineering Internal 30
5. Engineering Materials Internal 30

 

For more information about the Technology Curriculum please contact Mrs Henderson-Moyle.