Our KS3 curriculum is designed to build student confidence in working with a wide range of tools and equipment in different areas of Technology. Our key focus will be developing a student’s practical skills as they focus on making quality products. We want students to be proud of what they make and happy to take it home.
Students will follow a rotation of the different Technology areas throughout KS3.
They will complete projects in Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles.
Each project has a theme and is based around students working towards the completion of practical outcomes.
The main focus of each project is the making, but students will still undertake some research and design work, as well as evaluating their outcomes.
Homework’s set in Technology are aimed at improving literacy skills and at the consolidation of knowledge for the material area in which they are working.
These will involve students completing a glossary of key terms, as well as identifying what they need to complete and what they need to achieve.
Students are assessed on their completed project work as well as a sitting a test at the beginning and end of each project.
The project work is assessed against criteria linked to the academy tiers and it is shared with students each lesson.
The test at the beginning is to establish a student’s starting point, and the test at the end is to identify what progress has been made.
At the end of each project students are identified as either working above their target, on their target or below their target.
Ensure that your child arrives to lessons with their planer, pen, pencil and ruler.
Support your child with their homework and if they wish to attend after school catch-up activities.
Help foster an enthusiasm for Technology and develop motor skills by involving them in activities at home such as helping in meal preparation (shopping, cooking and washing-up), helping with the maintenance of textiles product (washing, ironing and repairing), and basic DIY.
Course Title and type of qualification: VCERT Craft Resistant Materials
GCSE Design and Technology provides students with an exciting opportunity to build upon KS3. The main focus of this course is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required todesign and manufacture products using resistant materials (woods, metals and plastics).
Students will be able to:
Design and technology can set you up for a career in a wide variety of industries such as product design, engineering, architecture, information technology and can also act as a complimentary subject to Art, Fashion and Textiles and Hospitality and Catering.
This qualification will support students to move on to any qualification in the areas of Resistant Materials at KS5. Often students that study the Design Technology GCSE go on to further their education by studying for A/AS Level Product Design at College or seek apprenticeships within the subject field.
Course Title and type of qualification: Art Textiles GCSE
The course will allow you to develop your drawing, painting, designing and sewing skills. This course is extremely creative and students are able to focus on their strengths and develop these skills throughout the course.
Students will learn how to:
Students are assessed against four equally weighted (25%) assessment objectives.
The GCSE AQA Art and Design specification is split into two parts. Part 1 (Coursework) and Part 2 (Externally Set Task).
This qualification will support students to move on to any qualification in the areas of textiles, fashion or art at KS5.
Examination Board: AQA
Course Title and type of qualification: WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering
Working in food or cookery requires a passion for food, an understanding of how it impacts on the body and a wide range of culinary skills.
Students who study in this field will develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, problem solving and health and safety practices. Studying this qualification in Hospitality and Cookery will help pupils understand the sector and work on their own skills in a practical, hands-on way.
Students will learn to:
The qualification will consist of internally assessed work which is 60% (unit 2) of the final grade and an
externally assessed exam which is 40% (unit 1)
This exam relates to:
During this unit students will be required to analyse a brief, they must then research, plan and develop their own menu and create the final dishes in a practical exam.
Pupils who achieve the Hospitality and Catering qualification could progress to:
Diplomas in Professional Cookery or Travel and Tourism. Careers could include a chef, nutritionist, catering, food marketing, air hostess or hotel management.
Examination Board: WJEC
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