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Design and Technology

Staff within the Department

Ms B Hewitt – Head of Department - Teacher of Product Design and Graphics

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Mrs N Lahiffe – Teacher of Food Technology & Textiles Technology

BA (Hons) Multi Media Textiles

Ms L Fraser - Teacher of Textiles

BA (Hons) Art in the Community with a specialism in Printed Textiles

Miss N. Nikiantos - Teacher of Food Technology

Ms S Clarke (Technician)

Ms J Melmoth (Food/Textiles technician)

In Design and Technology we encourage pupils to combine creative thinking with practical and technological skills to design and make products or systems that meet human needs. We provide opportunities for pupils to create practical solutions and to actively develop products that improve the quality of life for one person or for many.

Design and technology promotes pupils’ intellectual and practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.

Pupils develop a variety of skills and techniques such as product analysis, information and presentation drawing, computer aided design, (CAD) the use of modelling tools and machines, and computer aided manufacture, (CAM).

At EWS we have well equipped specialist rooms for teaching Food Technology, Product Design, Graphics and Textiles. We have laser cutting technology in the department for all year groups to use to help realise their designs.

 

Curriculum                                                                                            

KS3

 

Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms

The Design and Technology curriculum is delivered through the 3 subject areas of Food, Product Design and Textiles. All Year 7 and 8 pupils spend one term in each of these specialist material areas and cover the topics outlined below.

 

Food Technology

Product Design

Using Resistant Materials

Textiles Technology

Year 7

 

Core skills

Nutrition

Hygiene & Safety

Systems &  Control

Electronics

Materials & Processes

CAD and CAM

Printing & Manufacturing

Pattern design

Transfer printing

Machine skills

 

Year 8

Diet through life

Health Eating

Special Dietary needs

Nutrition

Materials & Manufacturing

Product Modelling

Machine skills

CAD/CAM

 

Materials & Manufacturing

Pattern cutting

Materials & processes

 

Activities to do at home

Food Technology

  • Develop your independence in the kitchen by helping to prepare and cook meals
  • Trial new recipes and experiment with ingredients.
  • Research new and exciting dishes
  • Watch programmes like the Great British Bake Off

 

Product Design

  • Check out new ideas and inventions on programmes such as Dragons Den
  • Design and make your own personalised cards
  • Start keeping a scrap book of design work that you like
  • Come along to our CAD and CAM club

 

Textiles Technology

  • Design your own textiles products, including clothing
  • Experiment with different materials and components
  • Watch programmes like the Great British Sewing Bee
  • Practise using a sewing machine

 

 

 

KS4

If you choose to study any of the D&T courses at KS4, you will experience working in different disciplines and learn a wide range of design and practical skills.  At EWS we offer 3 separate GCSE courses. Students can choose from: Food & Nutrition, Product Design and Textiles.

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Specification GCSE (9-1) WJEC Eduqas

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation-and-nutrition/

 

Course Description

As part of this three year GCSE course, students complete the Jamie Oliver BTEC Level 2 in Home Cooking skills. This provides them with an excellent skills base which they continue to build on in years 10 and 11.

Food Preparation and Nutrition is a course which has been developed in consultation with the British Nutrition Foundation. The accredited specification equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. The course involves students looking at the chemistry of food as well as the nutritional requirements of different consumer groups.

 

How will students be assessed?

In year 11 Students have 2 practical assessments and a final written examination.

  • The first controlled assessment involves planning, making and evaluating their dishes to a prescribed task (30% of total marks). 
  • The second controlled assessment is a prescribed experimental task where students study the functions of certain ingredients and create a hypothesis, make predictions for possible outcomes and evaluate their findings (20% of total marks)
  • At the end of year 11 all students sit a written paper in Food Preparation and Nutrition (1 hour 45mins / 50% of total marks). 

 

Term

Year 9 Topics

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

Autumn

Jamie’s BTEC in Home Cooking Skills.

Introduction to food room.

Eggs theory

Hygiene and safety

Practical sessions include designing and making exciting breakfasts, salads, packed lunches, healthy cakes, pizza and more.

Development of flavour and ingredient knowledge, presentation skills, gluten and starch, various methods of heat application.

Knife Skills

Safety and contamination

Fruits & Vegetables, including potatoes (fresh, frozen, dried, canned and juiced)

Milk, cheese and yoghurt

Dietary considerations – allergies & intolerances

Food provenance

Food science

Practical cooking lessons: Fajitas, pineapple upside-down cake, cauliflower & broccoli cheese and fruit salad (linked to enzyme browning)

Yorkshire pudding, Pasta bake (cheese sauce), Vanilla ice cream

Writing detailed time plans, dovetailing and time management

 

 

 

 

Board controlled task (30%)

Written coursework and practical cooking examination

Spring

Cooking meat and fish safely,

Time plan production and scaling for industry

Fruit and sugar

Cereals (including flours, breakfast cereals, bread and pasta)

Food provenance

Food science

Dietary considerations

Meat, fish, poultry and eggs

High risk foods

Practical cooking lessons: Lemon meringue pie, Swiss Roll, Brioche, Risotto, Quiche

Fish curry, Potato salad, Pavlova, Burgers, portioning a chicken

Board Controlled task (20%)

Written coursework and practical investigation

Summer

Final Assessment with 3 hour practical under exam conditions

Special dietary requirements - recipe adaptation project

Butter, oils, margarine, sugar and syrup.

Butter making, chocolate brownies, rough puff pastry, hollandaise sauce

Soya, tofu, beans, nuts, seeds

Sunflower and pumpkin seed flapjacks, vegetable and bean casserole, chilli con carne (TVP)

TVP and meat substitutes

Written exam - 1 hour and 45 minutes (50%)

 

 

Activities to do at home

Students should develop their independence in the kitchen, trailing recipes out and experimenting with ingredients. They can research exciting dishes which they may get the opportunity to create.

 

 

Design & Technology: Product Design

Specification: AQA GCSE Design and Technology 8552

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

Course Description

Design and technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving. This new Design & Technology qualification is modern and relevant, so you will learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established making practices. You will use your creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real problems, considering your own and others’ needs, wants and values. You will design and make creative and original products using a wide range of materials and techniques, ranging from lighting and time pieces to gadgets and games. The course is built upon a multimedia approach so you will study and use materials such as paper, card, plastics, metal and wood, as well as electronics, for modelling your products. Our laser cutting machine is used throughout the course for Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture, (CAD and CAM).

 

Term

Year 9 

Year 10 

Year 11 

 

Autumn

Introduction to materials: Paper, card, fabric, plastic, metal, wood, composites

Design & Make tasks for material focus 

Energy generation & storage

Systems: electrical & mechanical

NEA Task

(Modelling, testing)  

Preparation for mock written exam 

 

Spring

Design & Make tasks for material focus 

(CAD & CAM)

NEA Task

(Analysis of contextual challenge, Design Brief, Specification)

NEA Task  

(Making, testing, evaluating)

 

Summer

Modern, smart & composite materials

Production techniques & systems

New & emerging technologies 

NEA Task

(Research, ideas, development)

Revision of topics for written exam  paper                                   

Practice questions, strategies and timed tests

How will students be assessed?

There is 1 tier of assessment covering grades 1-9

Written Examination Paper - 50% of total marks. 2 hours. This is sat at the end of Year 11 and tests students’ knowledge and understanding of materials, processes and technical principles through a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response questions. It is externally marked

Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) - 50% of total marks. Approximately 30-35 hours. Internally marked.

This consists of a design folio and a 3-dimensional prototype, selected from a range of contextual challenges set by the exam board.

 

 

Why study Design and Technology?

If you enjoy inventing and want to develop your skills in designing, drawing and modelling, and are

interested in product concept, from a sketch on paper through to its realisation, then this course is for

you. It provides an excellent route into GCE Product Design and leads into a variety of professions like

architecture, theatre and television prop design, interior design, retail and display, business and engineering.

 

Design & Technology: Textiles Technology

Specification: AQA 4570

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-textiles-technology-4570

 

Course Description

Textiles Technology is essentially a practical subject, in which students will learn how to design and make, using creativity and originality.  Pupils will use a variety of materials, techniques and processes in order to plan, make and evaluate their own textiles garments. Computer Aided Design, in relation to textile manufacture, is explored and students will understand procedures used throughout industry.  The influences of environmental, social and ethical issues, surrounding textile manufacturing, are also covered.

 

 

Term

Year 9 Topics

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

Autumn

Sewing machine skills

Bag manufacture using a range of surface Decoration techniques

 

 

Controlled Assessment Task

 

 

Preparation for written Mock Examination

Short Focused Tasks

Theory – Fibres/Yarns/Fabrics

Manufacturing methods

Batch production project

Spring

Dress Project

Making items for the school production

Controlled Assessment Task

Use of CAD/CAM

Health and Safety/Risk Assessment

Preparation for Final Exam

 

Summer

Fashion illustration

Free choice

Controlled Assessment Task

Preparation and revision for written examination

Practice questions and time tests

 

 

How will students be assessed?

There is one tier of assessment covering grades A*-G.

Unit 1: Written Paper - 40% of total marks. 2 hours. This is sat at the end of Year 11 and tests students’ knowledge and understanding of materials and processes through a combination of short, long and drawing style questions.

Unit 2: Designing and making Practice - 60% of total marks. Approximately 45 hours. This is a controlled assessment project consisting of a single design and make activity selected from a range of exam board tasks.

 

Activities to do at home

  • Visit the Victoria & Albert and The Fashion and Textiles Museum
  • Make your own textile products
  • Try ‘up-recycling’ old clothes to make new outfits
  • Watch programmes like the Great British Sewing Bee

 

KS3 CAD & CAM Club

 

KS4 Food/Product Design/Textiles Catch up

KS4 coursework support drop ins

 

 

 

Career Paths

 

Food Technology

Product & Graphic Design

Textiles Technology

 

Catering and Hospitability E.g. Chef

 

Product and graphic design

 

Fashion and textile design

 

 

Dietician

 

Architecture

 

Fashion merchandising

 

 

Food technologist

 

Theatre, set and prop design

 

Fabric technologist

 

 

Nutritionist

 

Exhibition and display

 

Interior and soft furnishing design

  

 

Food design and development

 

Engineering

 

 

Costume design

 

Food and drink manufacturing

 

Media production

 

 

Fashion and textile buyer

 

 

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