Technology is taught through Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology. In Y7 & 8 students rotate around each subject to experience all three areas. After KS3 they will choose an option from these 3 and continue studying their chosen subject as a GCSE.
Students are taught technology 4 times a week over a 2 week timetable, at KS3, and 5 times at KS4.
Each of these subjects can also be taken as an A-Level.
Food Technology looks at how products are created using a range of skills and techniqueson. We introduce students to nutrition and healthy eating in order that they are able to make positive health decisions and live a healthy life.
In Y7 we will be introducing students to the food room. Showing them a range of materials and equipment to make several dishes. They will use a range of ingredients to create predominately health dishes and family meals.
- Introduction to the food room
- Healthy eating tasks and introduction to nutrition and health
Y8 is about designing for others and taking on board multicultural influences. These include looking at designing a range of food products which are popular within the family setting.
- Multicultural food.
- Design and Make a Celebration cake.
GCSE Introduction – Include the exam board.
This course has been designed to encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Students will be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible as the specification seeks to build upon knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning and producing quality products and evaluating them to create a new design concept.
EXAM BOARD – AQA GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN 4545
- Health and safety
- Functions of ingredients
- Final Project – Brief Set by Exam Board.
The course follows on from the GCSE course and hasbeendesignedtoencouragecandidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products from the identification of a realistic problem with the focus on nutrition.
AS - Unit 1 – Food1 Materials, Components and Application (Exam)
50% of AS, 25% of A Level.
AS - Unit 2 – Food2 Learning Through Designing and Making (Coursework)
50% of AS, 25% of A Level
A2 - Unit 3 – Food3 Design and Manufacture (Exam)
25% of A Level
A2 - Unit 4 – Food4 Design and Making Practice (Coursework)
25% of A Level
EXAM BOARD – AQA GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN 2540
- Design and make project
- Materials and components
- Design and Market Influences
- Processes and Manufacture
- Learning Through Designing and Making
- Project – Personal Choice.
Art is taught in Keystage 3. After Keystage 3 they will chose an option in Art and Design or Photography. GSCE students are taught Art and Design 5 times a week over a two week timetable. KS3 students are taught 2 lessons a 2 week time table. Each of these subjects can also be taken as an A-Level.
Art and design introduces students to exploring ideas, investigating materials and processes, analysing and evaluation in units of work that are influenced by Artists and developed thtough observational work which gives students confidience in their own Art skills.
Year 7 Introduction
In Year 7 we will be introducing students to their working enviroment by showing them a range of materials and equipment to create artwork.
Year 7 Projects
Baseline test Formal elements project Arimbodo group project 3-D project
Formal elements project
Arimbodo group project
Year 8 Introduction
Year 8 work is more about looking at Cultures and Artists.
Developing higher skills in portrait work and looking at particular movements in Art.
Year 8 Projects
Pop Art project
Dubuffet sculpture project
This course has been designed to encourage students to create art work by using observation, understanding of artists and experimenting with materials and techniques. The Exam board for this course is AQA and the course title is GCSE Art & Design 4200 / Fine Art.
The course follows on from the GCSE course and has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of Art and Design.
Art ecourages students to develop their ideas through informed contextual studies, experimenting with materals and processes and refing their work with a clear understanding of the formal elements in Art.
AS - Unit 1 - "Journey" 50% of AS, 25% of A-evel
AS - Unit 2 - Examination 50% of AS, 25% of A-Level
A2 - Unit 3 - Personal study
A2 - Unit 4 - Examination