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Subject Leader – Mr Foy (Technology & Computing)

Year 7
Aims:
To develop students’ design and technology capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create products in each subject area.
Topics:
Graphics -Menu ‘Dino’s Diner’, Resistant Materials – Mechanical Toy, Textiles– Pencil Case, System and Control– Moisture Sensor, Food -Basic Cooking Skills and Healthy Eating.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding Key Words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas, bringing in ingredients for a practical / www.technologystudent.com

Year 8
Aims:
To develop students’ design and technology capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create products in each subject area.
Topics:
Graphics -Memphis Clock, Systems and Control -Safety Light, Textiles – Ski Hat, Graphics -Business Card, Resistant Materials – Mobile Phone Holder, Food – Bread and Cakes.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding Key Words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas / www.technologystudent.com

Year 9
Aims:
To develop students’ design and technology capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create products in each subject area.

Topics:
Food – Sauces, Graphics—DVD Movie Marketing, Textiles—Bag design and make, Systems & Control—Electronic Dice, Resistant Materials—Travelling Game Box.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding Key Words and definitions, research tasks, completing design ideas / www.technologystudent.com

Year 10 (GCSE)
Aims:
Product Design & Resistant Materials—To encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Food—To enable students to investigate, design, make and evaluate food as a material. Textiles—To enable students to demonstrate their creativity, with making of textile products. Graphics—To be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of resistant and compliant materials.
Topics:
60% Controlled Assessment (majority in Y11/40% written exam in summer of Y11) Product Design & Resistant Materials—Students work with variety of materials including woods and plastics. They will acquire knowledge of resistant materials and their various properties. Food—Students acquire knowledge of complex nature of food, its properties, processing and the appropriate selection of tools which enable it to be formed, shaped & finished. Textiles—Students learn about materials and their design considerations; product analysis and the consumer. They gain knowledge of textiles production, techniques and practices used by manufacturers. Graphics—Students work with various materials. Packaging, labelling and instructions are part of the design proposal, and advertising and points of sale can be used to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Key Words and definitions, research, design ideas, analysis, comprehension, past papers /  www.technologystudent.com;  www.aqa.org.uk

Year 11 (GCSE)
Aims:
Product Design & Resistant Materials—To encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Food—To enable students to investigate, design, make and evaluate food as a material. Textiles—To enable students to demonstrate their creativity, with making of textile products. Graphics—To be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of resistant and compliant materials
Topics:
60% Controlled Assessment (majority in Y11/40% written exam in summer of Y11) Product Design & Resistant Materials—Students work with variety of materials including woods and plastics. They will acquire knowledge of resistant materials and their various properties. Food—Students acquire knowledge of complex nature of food, its properties, processing and the appropriate selection of tools which enable it to be formed, shaped & finished. Textiles—Students learn about materials and their design considerations; product analysis and the consumer. They gain knowledge of textiles production, techniques and practices used by manufacturers. Graphics—Students work with various materials. Packaging, labelling and instructions are part of the design proposal, and advertising and points of sale can be used to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Key Words and definitions, research, design ideas, analysis, comprehension, past papers /  www.technologystudent.com;  www.aqa.org.uk

For more information about the Technology Curriculum please contact Mr Foy.