Design and Technology
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Board Website: Pearson qualifications
|Design and Technology Curriculum Summary|
|Year 7||This section will be updated shortly.|
|Design and Technology: Product Design|
Exam Board: AQA
Exam Board Website: AQA – Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
|Design and Technology: Engineering|
Engineering gives pupils an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of real-world engineering and by encouraging learning through studying of real engineering companies. It offers hands-on experience of skills needed in the engineering field. Pupils will study current and past engineering developments, relating this to real life experiences. The course provides opportunities to develop designing and practical skills, including the use of modern technologies i.e. CADCAM (Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Manufacture) tools and equipment. The subject provides an excellent route into world of Engineering, but can also lead you into working in a wide range of other design and manufacturing careers.
What will I need to succeed?
Pupils should have an enthusiasm for designing and making. The pupils will build on their Key Stage 3 Design and Technology knowledge. This qualification is intended for pupils who are interested in understanding the working properties of materials, whilst learning how to use these materials in a practical way. The course goes onto look at the scientific and mathematical principles behind engineering, as well as developing a practical understanding of the application of electronic and mechanical principles. It will particularly appeal to pupils who are looking for a course that is practical in nature and will prepare them for further study and employment within related industries.
Pupils will develop engineering skills by undertaking focused practical tasks. This will involve a hands-on experience of using the tools and equipment relevant to engineering, including the use of CADCAM (Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacture). Pupils will work in a range of materials, to manufacture items using the Brazing Hearth, Hand tools, Lathe and Milling machine.
Pupils will also learn about:
Lesson time will be divided between 50% practical project work and 50% theory.
Expected Assessment Requirements
This GCSE will have a practical unit and an externally assessed examination.
GCSE – will be weighted 50% NEA (new term for Controlled Assessment) 50% written examination paper (1-9 Grades).Expected Assessment Requirements
The brief for the NEA is released on 1st June in year 10.
KS3 Food and KS4 Food Preparation and Nutrition
Exam Board: WJEC EDUQAS
|Design and Technology: Food Preparation and Nutrition|
The food course equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and creativity they need to prepare and cook a wide range of dishes. Students study principles of nutrition, diet and good health, food science, food provenance, and cooking and food preparation. Pupils will be able to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways and develop vital life skills so they can feed themselves and others.
Pupils learn a variety of practical cooking techniques to prepare and cook food whilst gaining a proper understanding of the scientific principles behind food and nutrition. The course allows pupils to show their creative flair when modifying recipes to improve their nutritional and sensory qualities. This GCSE promotes independent thinking, decision making, planning and organisational skills. Above all, it allows pupils to create a wide selection of delicious food products in a safe and hygienic way.
Expected Subject Content
A great deal of the course will be taught through practical sessions to ensure a greater understanding of the working characteristics of different food materials. The pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes as well as the nutritional content of food. Pupils will apply this knowledge in both practical and theory sessions.
Expected Assessment Requirements
All students will require to undertake two (internally assessed and externally moderated) practical assessments and an externally assessed written examination.
What it can lead to after leaving Swanmore College?
Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Aquaculture and fishing, Horticulture, Food safety and quality, Food science, Nutritionist, Primary processing and manufacturing, Hospitality and catering, Professional Cookery, Retailing, Dietetics, Environmental health, Health and Social care, Research, Resource production, Teaching, Training, Advertising, Campaigning, Designing, Food styling, Food writing, Marketing….. Visit tastycareers.org.uk